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

2011.2449

Medium or Technique

pottery

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Vessel support (leg) or incense burner handle modeled in the form of a crocodilian, perhaps a caiman.

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