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Zoomorphic Jug

Date: 1428-1521
Dimensions:
Overall: 28.6 cm (11 1/4 in.)
Medium: Earthenware, red pigment, black graphite pigment, burnishing, and hand-built.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Mexico, Oaxaca
Object number: G83.1.93
DescriptionMixtec vessel, Late Postclassic period, with rounded body, tall cylindrical neck, the rim moulded with a feline head. The mouth is forming the spout, and there is a strap handle at the back. It is painted in deep reddish-brown and black.