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Censer (uncertain)

Cast

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Object Number:34-29-1
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Zapotec (uncertain)
Mixtec (uncertain)
Provenience: Mexico (Central America)
Oaxaca (Mexican State)
Tlacolula
Near Mitla
Culture Area: Central American
Maker: The University Museum
Locus: Tomb at San Lorenzo de Albarradas
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Plaster
Height: 10.79 cm
Width: 27.3 cm
Credit Line:Commissioned by University Museum, 1934
Other Number:L-48-1 - Old Loan Number

Description

Cast of a pottery censer (?). Of basket type, consisting of a ring of twelve cylindrical compartments connected by a twisted basket-type handle over open center. On periphery in front of compartments are twelve vertical molded figures with human bodies and animal heads with long snouts or beaks. Red pottery covered with lime (?) layer or encrustation. On base, twelve incised glyphs, probably calendrical, probably Mixtec. Three others of this type known to exist, but none with glyphs. The original was catalogued as L-48-1. Cast made in the Museum.

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