Vessel

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Culture/People
probably Ulúa River (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Previous owner
Jose Maria Nuila (J. M. Nuila), Non-Indian
Governor Province of Cortes, Honduras, Non-Indian
Seller
Governor Province of Cortes, Honduras, Non-Indian
MAI agent
Dr. Marshall H. Saville (Marshall Howard Saville/M.H. Saville/MHS), Non-Indian, 1867-1935
Object Name
Vessel
Media/Materials
Marble
Techniques
Carved, cutout
Dimensions
15.9 x 15.2 x 13.1 cm
Object Type
Containers and Vessels
Place
Banks of the Ulua River; Río Ulúa; Honduras (inferred)
Date created
AD 600-900
Collection History
Found by local residents at an unknown date; purchased from them by Jose Maria Nuila (of San Pedro Sula, Honduras), who sold another vessel found with it to the University Museum at the University of Pennsylvania; formerly in the collection of the Governor of the Honduran Province of Cortes; purchased by Marshall H. Saville (1867-1935, MAI staff member) from the Governor in 1915.
Catalog Number
4/3956
Barcode
043956.000
See related items
Ulúa River (archaeological culture)
Containers and Vessels
On View
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Mesoamerica & Circum Caribbean
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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