DescriptionQuimbaya Covered Human Jar
C. 500-1000 AD
Polished Terra Cotta
7¾" Tall x 7¼" Wide
The spherical jar stands on a short pedestal base and accented with gently curving arms, small nipples, and belly button. The lid, in a dome shape, shows a coffee bean eyed face wearing a nosering, rope-like ear ornaments, and a labret through the chin. The vessel could have contained food offerings for the afterlife with the lid serving as a cup for pouring out the contents. The base has a smoothed surface and intact, solid, and appears a lip was ground down in ancient times, while the lid is well repaired from a few pieces and appears intact.
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