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Jar with Relief Figures

200 BCE - 500 CE
Precolumbian
9 x 13 1/2 x 5 in. (22.9 x 34.3 x 12.7 cm)

Unknown, Colima
Mexican

Object Type: Ceramics
Medium and Support: Clay
Credit Line: Gift of Lili Wildenhain
Accession Number: 1994.59
Location: Currently on view
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Generous offerings of real food and ceramics representing foods were placed in tombs for the deceased’s consumption in the afterlife. Other similar jars from the Colima culture represent regional foods such as fruits, vegetables and seafood. It is possible that the small, unidentified creatures on this jar were a food source.
[Gallery label text, 2009]

Provenance
Frans Wildenhain, Pittsford, NY; to his wife Lili Wildenhain, Pittsford, NY; her gift to the Gallery in 1994

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