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Jar

Author: Jalisco (Pacific Coast, Mexico)

Date: ca. 300 BCE-300 CE
Medium: pottery and paint
Dimensions:
Overall: 11 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (29.2 x 26.7 x 26.7 cm)
Classification: Containers
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Marcus J. Zbar
Terms
Object number: 67.091.008
DescriptionIn West Mexico and other parts of Mesoamerica, heavy loads were carried on the back supported by tumplines passed across the forehead. This jar is in the form of a male figure carrying a water jug. The opening for the water jug also serves as the opening for the vessel. The ropy arms, thick legs and club-like feet are a distinctive style of San Sebastian Red.
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