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Tripod vessels are diagnostic of Teotihuacan culture or influence. The color palette on this particular one is also typically Teotihuacano. The scene depicted appears to be war- and/or water-related.

Tripod vessel
Early Classic (300-550 A.D.)
Teotihuacan, State of Mexico
Stone with applied painted stucco
15 x 16.3 cm.
National Museum of Anthropology, Mexico.

Photo © Jorge Pérez de Lara