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Small painted pottery bowl (possibly modelled gourd (vegetable)?). Painted black, with vertical moulded segments divided by white lines. Segments decorated with white, six-digit stars (?). Decoration runs all around onto the base of the bowl. Red border at rim.
- Production date
Diameter: 7.50 centimetres
Height: 4.50 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
- Slightly chipped rim. Paint worn away on one side.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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