Parque Nacional del Este, Dominican Republic
Artifact Inventory

Phallic Potiza Neck with Caritas


  • Design: The neck has incised line curves between two symmetrically placed, carved figurines. The neck extends up to a bulbous head.

  • Size: Height 18.4cm, Width at mouth 2.5cm, Width of phallic top 6.5cm, Greatest width 12.7cm

  • Condition: The neck is in good condition but the body of the vessel has broken off at the base of the neck.

  • Color: Brownish tan on the exterior and black on the interior.

  • Temper: Grit

  • Collection Date: November 1996

  • Illustration:

  • Comments: The neck appears to be the top portion of a water container. The base of the neck is decorated with an incised line design. This design includes a circle, exhibited on both sides, symetrically placed, with large(0.9cm) center punctations.
    Significant Artifact Interpretation

    Last updated: 2 February 1998
    Comments: Underwater Science Program
    Copyright 1998, The Trustees of Indiana University