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Double-spouted bottle

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This typical Nasca vessel form, with two spouts connected by a strap handle, is decorated with the image of a mythical being, the so-called "Anthropomorphic Mythical Being", who symbolizes the powerful spirits residing in nature. The figure grasps a jíquima root, identifying the spirit as one...

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Marks

On bottom: "7" in blue and "C" 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, Peru

Dimensions

22.5 cm (8 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

2001.147

Medium or Technique

Polychrome earthenware: brown, red, orange, yellow, gray, and black on cream slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware