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Flaring bowl, pottery, painted. Anthropomorphic Mythical Being (AMB) holding staff or club and wearing mouth mask. Horizontal body with signifier with spears and trophy heads. Single eye motif on striped body / clothing (?).
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Diameter: 13.50 centimetres
Height: 9 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- 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.
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.
- Not on display
- Restored from approximately 8 fragments.
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- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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