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Double-spout jar made of pottery, lenticular shape with design in polychrom paint of puma deity (2) holding a club with both hands. Upturned body with surmounted avian wing. Aparrot protrudes from one side of the puma's head. One of the puma figures has not been depicted with a tongue.
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Diameter: 5.60 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.
- Not on display
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- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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