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Pacae seed pod effigy vessel

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Seed pod effigy vessel perhaps representing the pacae fruit. The pod's stem is the vessel's orifice. The black surface color was produced by a reduction firing.


With C. A. Wellington, Boston, by January 1879 (also referred to as Wellington Art Rooms, Household Art Room, and Household Art Association in the acquisition ledgers); to MFA, January 1879, purchased for $15.00.

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Chimú, Late Intermediate Period, A.D. 900–1470

Object Place

North Coast, Perú


9.1 x 6.6 x 26.4 cm (3 9/16 x 2 5/8 x 10 3/8 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware