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Spouted Jar

Artist/Maker: Lenca (El Salvador and Honduras)

Date: ca. 300 BCE-400 CE
Medium: pottery and slip paint
Dimensions:
Overall: 6 3/4 x 9 3/8 x 8 5/8 in. (17.1 x 23.8 x 21.9 cm)
Classification: Containers
Credit Line: Gift of Jose Roberto Rivas, Donaldo Vela and Ricardo Monterrosa
Object number: 86.0095
DescriptionThe Lenca people of El Salvador and central-western Honduras were highly influenced by the Maya city-states around them. Throughout Mesoamerica people practiced feasting as a means of social negotiation, and large spouted jars such as this one have been found to contain the residue of a spicy chocolate drink, used in feasts and ceremonies.
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