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Lidded Vessel with Spiked Forms

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Mexican Artist

Lidded Vessel with Spiked Forms, c. 1200-1500 A.D.
6 x 5 7/8 x 5 1/8 in. (15.24 x 14.92 x 13.02 cm)

Creation Place: North America, Mexican
Technique: Firing
Credit Line: A gift from the Arango-Berry Family
Accession Number: P2019.20.31a,b


Object Description
Low, cylindrical vessel with spikes jutting out along the top opening perpendicular to the body. On one side of the vesel, an animal head and two legs protrude from the body. The head has an open mouth, a short snout, two deep eyes and two short ears. On the opposite side of the vesssel, two back legs and a short tail protrude from the body. The round lid has a thick, spiked loop handle rising from top center. Spikes also adorn the top edge of the lid.

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  • Overall including lid Dimensions: 6 x 5 7/8 x 5 1/8 in. (15.24 x 14.92 x 13.02 cm)

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