Tripod Vessel

SKU PF.3677
Circa

500 AD to 1000 AD

Dimensions

7.5″ (19.1cm) high

Medium

Terracotta

Origin

Costa Rica

Gallery Location

USA


 

This elegant slightly rounded vessel with a tall flared neck is decorated in relief by three groups of three clustered bosses. Three hollow legs that contain rattles support the vessel. Most strikingly, the legs are in the form of tapir heads, the modeling of which is quite remarkable. The ears are appliquéd, the eyes and the sides of the mouth are holes, and the charming incised, slightly out-turned snouts provide the footrests.

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