Unknown Pre-Columbian, ‘Tripod Vessel’, 500 AD to 1000 AD, Barakat Gallery
Unknown Pre-Columbian, ‘Tripod Vessel’, 500 AD to 1000 AD, Barakat Gallery
Unknown Pre-Columbian, ‘Tripod Vessel’, 500 AD to 1000 AD, Barakat Gallery

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.

About Unknown Pre-Columbian

Pre-Columbian, 1200 BC - 1500 AD

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2017
Muzeion Gallery at ZⓈONAMACO FOTO 2017