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Double-spouted bottle

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Bridge-handled, double-spout bottle with rounded base, and embellished with the image of the "Trophy-head Taster" supernatural but portrayed in human form with bird wings and tail. His body is embellished with four trophy heads and a fifth one hangs from the being's mouth. He wears a feline...

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Marks

Barely visible on bottom: "C" and "100" in black.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Nasca, Early Intermediate Period (Nasca Phase 3), A.D. 200–350

Object Place

South Coast, Perú

Dimensions

20.4 x 15.5 cm (8 1/16 x 6 1/8 in.)

Accession Number

2001.146

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red, orange, beige, white, gray, brown and black slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware