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Artist/Maker: Tumaco-La Tolita (Colombia/Ecuador)

Date: 300 BCE-200 CE
Medium: pottery and paint
Overall: 3 5/8 x 8 in. (9.2 x 20.3 cm)
Classification: Containers
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert M. Bischoff
Object number: 84.0243.08
DescriptionThe shape of the polypod supports is suggestive of the female breasts. Labbe (1986:31) proposes that there is a relationship between form and symbolism. A negative resist is faintly visible on the inside of the bowl. This type of iridescent resist was first developed by the Chorrera of Ecuador (1500-500 BCE).
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