Anthropomorphic, earthenware vessel with narrow mouth and flared rim, has shape of seated female with arms resting on abdomen. Brown clay body under black slip. Facial features, breasts, and umbilicus of appliquéd balls of clay; curved clay rolls form arms and fingers. Feet emerge from body of vessel; female genitalia articulated as raised groove. Otherwise round vessel has unusually projecting shoulder blades, perhaps indicating physical deformity of the back.

Anthropomorphic Effigy Vessel

Guanacaste-Nicoya Zone, Pre-Columbian

Period IV (1000 BC - AD 500), 200 - 500