Head-form Jar

Head-form Jar

AD 800-1350
Culture
Greater Nicoya
Country
Costa Rica
Style/Tradition
Mora Polychrome Guapote Variety
effigy
Modeled clay with cream slip, pigments (black, red, and orange), and applique decoration.
Gift of Frederick and Jan Mayer
1993.678
. Head-form Jar. AD 800-1350. Modeled clay with cream slip, pigments (black, red, and orange), and applique decoration.. Gift of Frederick and Jan Mayer. 1993.678.
Dimensions
height: 6 5/8 in, 16.8275 cm; diameter: 5 1/4 in, 13.3350 cm
Department
Mayer Center, Art of the Ancient Americas
Collection
Art of the Ancient Americas
Known Provenance
Gifted 31 December 1993 by Frederick and Jan Mayer of Denver, CO to the Denver Art Museum. Provenance research is on-going at the Denver Art Museum. Please e-mail provenance@denverartmuseum.org, if you have questions, or if you have additional information to share with us.
Exhibition History
  • "Time and Technology: Scientific Approaches to Costa Rican Prehistory." University Museum, University of Colorado-Boulder, September 15, 1985-January 26, 1986.
  • "Prehistoric Art and Archaeology of Costa Rica." Sangre de Cristo Arts and Conference Center, Pueblo, CO. January 12-February 24, 1990.

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