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Tapering vase, painted, pottery. Three times repeated motif - possibly trophy head? - one orange, one purple, one white on yellow background: Trophy head (?) with appendages (snakes ?) and with triple crest of quadrangles. Most similar to Kroeber & Collier 1998, fig. 244 p.166, who interpret this motif as the trophy head of a deity.
Repair holes, with string separately in a plastic bag inside the vase.
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Diameter: 10 centimetres (base)
Diameter: 8.50 centimetres (rim)
Height: 15 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
- Repaired with holes and string.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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