Incensario and Rattle 

 Aztec/Mixtec, Central Mexico

Slip Painted Ceramic

1000 - 1500 AD

9.5"L x 5"Wx 5"H 

Ex: Dr. William and Dale Kaiser Collection (since the 1960's)

The long third leg of the tripod, in the shape of a bird’s head, would have served as the handle, while the other two legs contain the rattle. With a solemn and delicate expression, this piece has a warmth that gives it a pleasing dignity.