- Museum number
Bulbous concave vase, pottery, painted. Anthropomorphic mythical being (AMB) holding a club to one side with both hands. Orange forehead ornament, yellow mouth-mask (?), row of white earspools (?) on either side of face and multicoloured necklace.
Horizontal body with extended legs, with possible single eye motif on body (tunic?).
Signifier with five trophy heads along top border.
Terminator head with three-arched headdress, grey mouthmask and two hands or paws.
Dark background. Cream base.
- Production date
Diameter: 14 centimetres (max)
Diameter: 10 centimetres (rim)
Height: 13 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
- Paint faded. Very dirty.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
- Registration number