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Stirrup-spout bottle

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Stirrup-spouted, mold-made jar embellished with a modeled frog at the base of each side of the stirrup-spout, and ten long-beaked birds (perhaps ducks) decorate the side of the "stirrup." A small monkey sits on its haunches at the base of the vertical spout. The black surface color was...

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According to a note in the file: from Santa, Peru; Mrs. C. A. Cummings by July 1910; to MFA, July 1910, gift of Mrs. C. A. Cummings.

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. Charles Amos Cummings

Chimú, Late Intermediate Period, A.D. 1100–1470

Object Place

North Coast, Perú


23.2 x 18 cm (9 1/8 x 7 1/16 in.)

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Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware