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Seated human male effigy vessel with bridge-strap handle and spout attached to the back of the figure. He wears a fringed tunic decorated with a band of geometric motifs and a conical cap wrapped with a thin strip. He holds a spearthrower in his left hand. The straps wrapped around his head...

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Philip A. Means (1892-1944) by October 1920; to MFA, October 1920, gift of Philip A. Means.

Credit Line

Gift of Philip Ainsworth Means

Nasca, Early Intermediate Period (Nasca Phase 5), A.D. 400–500

Object Place

South Coast, Perú


16 cm (6 5/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

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




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware