Tripod Double Bowl with Feline Atop

Tripod Double Bowl with Feline Atop

AD 300-800
Country
Costa Rica
bowl
Gift of Frederick and Jan Mayer
1993.482
. Tripod Double Bowl with Feline Atop. AD 300-800. Gift of Frederick and Jan Mayer. 1993.482.
Dimensions
height: 6 1/4 in, 15.8750 cm; width: 11 1/2 in, 29.2100 cm; depth: 5 3/4 in, 14.6050 cm
Department
Mayer Center, Art of the Ancient Americas
Collection
Art of the Ancient Americas

Two rounded bowls of equal size are connected where their walls adjoin. The vessel rests on three legs: two beneath one bowl and one beneath the other. Straddling the bowl rims is a modeled feline with large head, short legs, and raised curled tail. Muzzle, eyes and paws are rendered with applique. Engraved lines and triangles ornament the animal's head and encircle the mouths of the bowls.--Margaret Young-Sanchez

Exhibition History
  • "Ancient Treasures of Costa Rica: Art and Archaeology of the Rich Coast." Denver Museum of Natural History, June 23, 1990-May 31, 1991.

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