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Double-chambered effigy jar

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Double-chambered, mold-made jar with human effigy figure on the front chamber. The figure wears a double-pointed cap and cradles an unidentified object underneath his/her right arm. The outward face of each chamber is embellished with three stylized fish contained within a semi-circular field...

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Provenance

Collection of F.H. Norton, Massachusetts, by 1971; to MFA, November 1971, gift of F. H. Norton and the Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Credit Line

Gift of Professor Emeritus F. H. Norton and the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Chimú, Late Intermediate Period, A.D. 1370–1470

Object Place

North Coast, Perú

Dimensions

22 x 15 x 23.7 cm (8 11/16 x 5 7/8 x 9 5/16 in.)

Accession Number

1971.495

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware