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Pottery bulbous concave vase. It displays a feline deity with mouth mask from which sprout several plants. It lays horizontally and its body has squared edges and inside painted pollywogs.
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Height: 4.90 inches
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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.
Roll-out drawing by Garth Denning. Nasca Archive Drawing Number: 0142
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- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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