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Double-spout jar made of pottery, ox-heart shape with design in polychrome paint of puma deity with mouth mask and necklace depicted over the top of the vessel. Has hair projections. It is holding a llama with a red cord. Band of fruits laid on their sides drawn on lower part of the vessel.
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Diameter: 6 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.
Roll-out drawing by Garth Denning. Nasca Archive Drawing Number: 0107
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- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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