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Anthropomorphic Jug

Date: 1428-1521
Dimensions:
Overall: 26 x 23 cm (10 1/4 x 9 1/16 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: G83.1.94
DescriptionMixtec vessel, Late Postclassic period, of rounded form with circular depressions, and surmounted by a tall handle. One side moulded with the bust of an old man, holding his right hand to the rim, while his right arm forms the spout. There are incised lines on this face, with goatee, and various head decorations. Painted in orange and black pigment.