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Double-spout jar made of pottery, ox-heart shape made of pottery. Shape is slightly irregular. Puma deity (2) holding a severed head on its front and a club on its side. Two upturned bodies extend from each puma head. Polychrome painted bridge.
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Diameter: 6.80 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: 0145
- Not on display
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- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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