MAm 04994

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Americas, Costa Rica Highlands, Desamparados

Prior to 1911


F. W. Matthias (engineer, merchant)

Purchased by the museum from Matthias in 1911

MAm 04994

This bowl was made of red clay, modeled with a dark brown slip. The three feet are hollow and equipped with balls (rattle/rattle feet); the wall below the rim holds a modeled animal head, similar to a turtle. The collector, the engineer and merchant F.W. Matthias from Hamburg, sold some archaeological finds to the museum in 1911. He specified Desamparados near the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose, as the place of discovery.  

Frank Usbeck