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Large funerary urn

Large funerary urn

Large funerary urn

Clay and pigment

H: 73; Diam: 56 cm

Gift of Fiorella Cottier-Angeli, Monique Nordmann, Phillippe Nordmann, Marisa Perret, Jean Lyons, and Mr. and Mrs. Alfred von Schulthess, Geneva

Accession number:

B86.0857

Arts/Americas

This outstanding Marajoara funerary urn was used to bury high-ranking individuals, together with their personal belongings and offerings. The polychrome decoration on four opposite sides of the urn depicts two pairs of figures.