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Stirrup-spouted jar

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Stirrup-spouted, mold-made jar with two alligators or lizards modeled in low relief around the midpoint of the jar. Each animal's snout is encircled by three ring-like elements suggesting a rope binding. A tiny monkey perches on top of the stirrup next to the spout. The black surface color...

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Provenance

Collection of F.H. Norton, Massachusetts, by 1971; to MFA, November 1971, gift of F. H. Norton and the Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Credit Line

Gift of Professor Emeritus F. H. Norton and the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Chimú, Late Intermediate Period, A.D. 1370–1470

Object Place

North Coast, Perú

Dimensions

24.3 x 16.2 cm (9 9/16 x 6 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

1971.494

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics