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Tripod Vase
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Tripod Vase

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Description The tripod form and painted decoration of this vessel are characteristic of Teotihuacán, while the ceramic ware and carved scrollwork originated in Veracruz. A mythical blue jaguar climbs upward, holding a dripping cloud motif in his right paw. Similar imagery occurs on the painted walls of the city.
  • Art of the Ancient Americas. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2002-2010.
Provenance William Spratling, Taxco, Mexico; Agueda Herrero, Nyack, NY; John A. Stokes, Jr., Upper Nyack, NY; Walters Art Museum, 2003, by gift.
Credit Gift of John A. Stokes, Jr., 2003

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250-600 (Early Classic)
earthenware with polychrome stucco
Accession Number
8 3/8 x 11 5/16 in. (21.3 x 28.8 cm)
Location Within Museum
Not On View


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