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Culture/People:
probably Maya (archaeological culture) (attributed)  Search this
Possible collector:
Dr. Thomas W. F. Gann, Non-Indian, 1867-1938  Search this
Previous owner:
Dr. Thomas W. F. Gann, Non-Indian, 1867-1938  Search this
Seller:
Dr. Thomas W. F. Gann, Non-Indian, 1867-1938  Search this
Presenter/funding source:
James Bishop Ford (James B. Ford), Non-Indian, 1844-1928  Search this
Object Name:
Vessel in the form of a shark with a man in its mouth
Media/Materials:
Pottery, paint
Techniques:
Modeled, painted
Dimensions:
25.5 x 12 x 9.2 cm
Object Type:
Containers and Vessels
Place:
Lamanai (Indian Church); Orange Walk District; Belize
Date created:
AD 1450–1550 (Post-Classic period)
Collection History:
Probably collected or excavated by amateur archaeologist Dr. Thomas W. F. Gann (1867-1938, a physician stationed in Central America); purchased by MAI from Thomas Gann in 1919 using funds donated by MAI trustee James B. Ford (1844-1928).
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Catalog Number:
9/1594
Barcode:
091594.000
See related items:
Maya (archaeological culture)
Containers and Vessels
On View:
NMAI, Washington DC: Window on Collections, Animals
Data Source:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ws651f9e982-a8a6-4303-82d9-b0942e181237
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:NMAI_98882