Globular Jar with Human Imagery

Globular Jar with Human Imagery

AD 800-1520
Culture
Central Region
Country
Costa Rica
Style/Tradition
La Cabana-Pavones Group
jar
Modeled clay with red slip, applique, and punctate and fingernail impressions.
Gift of Frederick and Jan Mayer
1993.695
. Globular Jar with Human Imagery. AD 800-1520. Modeled clay with red slip, applique, and punctate and fingernail impressions.. Gift of Frederick and Jan Mayer. 1993.695.
Dimensions
height: 4 1/4 in, 10.7950 cm; width: 5 7/8 in, 14.9225 cm; depth: 5 1/4 in, 13.3350 cm
Department
Mayer Center, Art of the Ancient Americas
Collection
Art of the Ancient Americas

Also known as "Stone Cist Ware." This small globular jar takes the form of a rotund human with applique and punctate facial features, arms, legs, and genitalia. A small loop handle located at the back of the principal figure's head is modeled in the form of an abstract creature. Additional applique and punctate faces are modeled on opposing sides of the jar. -- Carrie L. Dennett, 2016

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.

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