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Spouted Vessel

Date:
13th–15th century
Geography:
Mexico, Mesoamerica, Veracruz
Culture:
Huastec
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H. 7 1/2 x W. 6 5/16 in. (19.1 x 16 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Containers
Credit Line:
Gift of Albert J. Grant and Monique Grant Joint Revocable Trust, 2014
Accession Number:
2014.244.11
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 358
The vessel is in the shape of a human head with wide open, staring eyes, a small pug nose, and closed mouth. A lip plug is worn in the lower lip. A handle extends from the forehead to the back of the head. On the right side behind the ear projects a single spout pointing upward. On the sides of the face and back of the head the cream-colored surface is covered with geometric motifs including dots, circles, diamonds and crosses in dark brown and purple.
Albert J. and Monique Grant, New York, acquired 1960s; Albert J. Grant and Monique Grant Joint Revocable Trust, until 2014

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