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Vessels and tableware - Ceramics

Ceramic heart-shaped “potiza”, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 27 x 22.8 cm.

Ceramic heart-shaped “potiza”, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 27 x 22.8 cm.

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Ceramic effigy vessel, Las Yayas (San Juan de la Maguana), Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 18 x 20.4 cm.

Ceramic effigy vessel, Las Yayas (San Juan de la Maguana), Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 18 x 20.4 cm.

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Ceramic effigy vessel, island of Hispaniola, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 40 x 30 x 30 cm.

Ceramic effigy vessel, island of Hispaniola, Taíno culture (11th - 15th centuries), 40 x 30 x 30 cm.

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Material
Ceramics | Clay | Terracotta
Type
Utensils and vessels
Details
“Potizas”, effigy vessels and “caritas de indios”: Pots, handles and handle fragments (“caritas de indios”). Made of ceramics (clay, terracotta), may be decorated with geometrical motifs, humans, animals or hybrids. Effigy vessels represent, in the central body, a person or animal.
Red List
Red List of Dominican Cultural Objects at Risk
Countries
Dominican Republic
Period
Prehispanic period (7th - 15th centuries)