Northern Costa Rica, Guanacaste-Nicoya Region / Lidded Bowl with Modeled Iguana / c. 300-1100Northern Costa Rica, Guanacaste-Nicoya Region
Lidded Bowl with Modeled Iguana
c. 300-1100

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Creator Nationality: Costa Rican
Creator Name-CRT: Northern Costa Rica, Guanacaste-Nicoya Region
Title: Lidded Bowl with Modeled Iguana
Title Type: Primary
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Creation Start Date: 300
Creation End Date: 1100
Creation Date: c. 300-1100
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: earthenware with colored slip
Dimensions: Base: 15.1cm x 35cm, Lid: 29.9cm x 38cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1995.72.a
ID Number: 1995.72.b
Credit Line: Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund
Style or Period: Northern Costa Rica
Context: This large vessel, with a modeled iguana surmounting the lid, is among the most impressive yet charming examples of Costa Rican pottery known. Sleek and plump, with a polished red surface, the iguana dominates the composition. The reptile's regal pose and expression are faintly comical, however, because iguanas are a prized food in rural Central America. Perhaps the bowl was a serving vessel for iguana stew.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1995.72.a-b
AMICA Library Year: 1998
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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