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Spout with bridge vessel depicting human being bearing a severed head in his hands.
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Height: 16.80 centimetres
Width: 15.20 centimetres
Depth: 17 centimetres
- Curator's comments
Register addition "Peru".
Register addition "Nazca". 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.
- On display (G1/wp129)
- Exhibition history
2021-2022 11 Nov-20 Feb, London, BM, G35, Peru: a journey in time
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- Africa, Oceania and the Americas
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