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Bird and squash effigy bottle

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Mold-made bottle depicting a raptorial bird (falcon?) standing on top of a vegetal form, perhaps a squash. The vessel has a wide, curved strap handle and a single spout, its upper part being lost and the broken edge having been trimmed and smoothed.

Provenance

With C. A. Wellington, Boston, by January 1879 (also referred to as Wellington Art Rooms, Household Art Room, and Household Art Association in the acquisition ledgers); to MFA, January 1879, purchased for $15.00.

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Lambayeque (Sicán) or early Chimú, Late Intermediate Period, A.D. 900–1470

Object Place

Lambayeque area, North Coast, Perú

Dimensions

24.8 x 15.1 x 22.9 cm (9 3/4 x 5 15/16 x 9 in.)

Accession Number

79.1

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware