Object Place: Costa Rica and northern Panamá, Diquís archaeological zone
Overall: 10.5 x 14.1 cm (4 1/8 x 5 9/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware: traces of red-brown slip
Not On View
Small jar with outflaring rim and traces of red-brown slip on the jar’s rim interior. The clay body is characteristically gritty and has inclusions of small nodules of red iron oxide. Two small, loop handles extend from the rim to the shoulder of the jar. Each is modeled in the form of a seated humanoid figure with “coffee bean”-shaped eyes. Each figure holds an elongated, bulbous object against his/her abdomen, the narrow end touching his/her mouth.
Gift of Joseph B. Stearns, October, 1883.
Gift of Joseph B. Stearns, New York