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Inside painted plate with steep rim, made of pottery.
Inside: Red rim. Dark red central background with six oval-shaped seeds (?), in slighly varying sizes, each with a wide, coloured ring and white centre with black stripes. Colours in cream, orange and blue-grey. Outside rim painted red.
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Diameter: 15.50 centimetres
Height: 5.50 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.
Roll-out drawing by Garth Denning. Nasca Archive Drawing Number: 0227
- Not on display
- Small crack and some discolouration.
- Acquisition date
- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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