Effigy support from pottery vessel

Atlantic Watershed culture, Costa Rica
Late Period V - Period VI
800–1400 CE


Findspot: Costa Rica, Atlantic Watershed

Accession Number

2011.2448

Medium or Technique

pottery

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Hollow support (leg) of a vessel or a vessel handle modeled in the form of a human-animal head with small pellets inside to produce a rattling sound when the object was moved.

Provenance

About 1905, excavated by members of the Lindo Family on the Lindo Brothers’ coffee plantation in Juan Viñas, between the cities of Limón and San José, Costa Rica; about 1910, brought to the United States by Daisy Lindo Lewis (later Daisy Voorhis, b. 1883 – d. 1964) and kept in her homes in Wheeling, WV, Cambridge, MA, and South Yarmouth, MA; 1964, by descent to her daughter, Doris Lindo Lewis Henríquez (b. 1909 – d. 1995), West Palm Beach, FL; 1995, by descent to her daughter, Sydney Lewis Glover, and Denis Glover, Chatham, MA; 2011, year-end gift of Denis and Sydney Glover to the MFA. (Accession Date: January 25, 2012)

Credit Line

Gift of J. Denis Glover and Sydney L. Glover