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Pottery high flaring bowl. Painted with elongated figure or serpentine body. Three spikes or hair-like appendages, in groups, are attached to the border of its body. Like the depiction of snakes it has the eyes drawn on the sides of head. Wears a head ornament.
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Diameter: 7.10 inches
- Curator's comments
- Register addition "Nasca". For a typology of vessel shapes, see Alfred Kroeber and Donald Collier (edited by Patrick H. Carmichael; with an afterword by Katharina J. Schreiber), ‘The Archaeology and Pottery of Nazca, Peru, Alfred L. Kroeber's 1926 Expedition’, 1998, Altamira Press, Walnut Creek-London- New Delhi, pp.: 94-96, figs. 90, 91. For further reading see Donald A. Proulx, ‘A Sourcebook of Nasca Ceramic Iconography, Reading a Culture through its Art’, 2006, University of Iowa Press.
The Date range for the Nasca period is based on Christopher Donnan, 'Ceramics of Ancient Peru', Fowler Museum of Cultural History, University of California, Los Angeles, 1992.
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- Not on display
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- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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