Tall tripod bowl

Diquís/Chiriquí
Period VI
A.D. 1000–1550


Object Place: Diquís Province or Department of Chiriquí, Costa Rica or Panamá

Dimensions

12 x 15.4 cm (4 3/4 x 6 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

83.397

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red slip paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Small bowl with tall, tripod supports modeled and incised in the form of stylized fish. Each hollow support contains a single clay pellet that rattles when the vessel is moved. Two handles, each composed of two clay coils twisted together, are attached to the rim and sides of the bowl. Encircling the bowl’s shoulder are two incised lines flanking a single discontinuous, incised line. The rolled rim is painted red as are the lower aprts of the supports and the exterior bottom of the bowl.

Provenance

Joseph B. Stearns, New York, by October 1883; to MFA, October 1883, gift of Joseph B. Stearns.

Credit Line

Gift of Joseph B. Stearns, New York