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small jar with three legs
  • Costa Rica
  • small jar with three legs, late 1800s–2000
  • Where object was made: Costa Rica
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Diameter: 10 x 6.5 cm vessel only
    Object Height/Diameter: 3 7/8 x 2 1/2 in vessel only
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 10.5 x 4 x 5.5 cm each leg
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 4 1/8 x 1 9/16 x 2 1/8 in each leg
  • Gift of William and Shirley Griffith
  • Not on display
  • 2007.6309

The small ceramic vessel has a globular body and a wide neck with a slightly flared rim. There are three legs that are currently not attached. Each leg is decorated with a four legged animal, possibly a lizard, with very large eyes. The head is at the top of each leg, the rear legs of the animal are midway down the leg of the pot, which is the tail for each animal. It is brown.