Tripod Bowl

Tripod Bowl



Overall: 8.1 x 6.9 x 10.9 cm (3 3/16 x 2 11/16 x 4 5/16 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James C. Gruener 1990.171


Fun Fact

One of two vessels that were the first ancient American artworks collected by James and Florence Gruener.


Between about 600 and 800, white marble vessels carved in dense relief on their outer surfaces were a form of luxury and wealth in the Ulúa region of Honduras. Two confronting profile zoomorphic heads occur on each side of this example, between three-dimensional handles shaped as bat heads. Originally the vessel may have been covered with stucco and brightly painted.

See also
AA - Mesoamerica
Art of the Americas
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