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Tripod Vessel - PF.3680
Origin: Costa Rica
Circa: 500 AD to 1000 AD
Dimensions: 9.5" (24.1cm) high
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta

Location: United States
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This vessel was found within a corridor tomb, and are most probably funerary vessels. This type of vessel was often referred to locally as floeros because of its resemblance to flower vases. The main body is supported by three hollow conical legs, at the top of which are two slits, and contain rattles. Surmounting the legs are appliqu├ęd male heads. These heads are modeled tilting backwards with their elaborate headdresses forming handles. The vessel is painted with red slip, but the legs are left matte to increase their sense of realism. - (PF.3680)


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