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Tall bowl with outflaring rim. Exterior decorated with a band of ten diamond-shaped motifs outlined in cream slip and each separated by a vertical line of the cream slip. The diamond forms are painted alternately black and dark orange, using wide lines in a diagonal, checkerboard pattern. The...

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Marks

On bottom: "17" in black.

Provenance

Private collection, Massachusetts, by the late 1950s; to MFA, March 2001, anonymous gift.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Nasca, Early Intermediate Period (Late Nasca Period), A.D. 300–700

Object Place

South Coast, Perú

Dimensions

10.2 x 15.7 cm (4 x 6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2001.152

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: dark orange, dark red, cream, and black slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware