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Bird effigy bottle

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Stirrup-spouted, mold-made bottle in the shape of a bird, perhaps a duck or other waterbird, with web-like feet visible below the wings. The black surface color was produced by a reduction firing. The mottled brown and black coloring on the bottom of the vessel indicates an incomplete...

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According to a note in the file: found at Colón, Peru; Mrs. Charles G. Loring by February 1904; to MFA, February 1904, gift of Mrs. Charles G. Loring.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles Greely Loring

Lambayeque (Sicán) or early Chimú, early Late Intermediate Period, A.D. 800–1300


Colón, North Coast, Perú


15.5 x 11.6 x 18.2 cm (6 1/8 x 4 9/16 x 7 3/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware