User Menu

MFA for Educators

Engage your students with the collections of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, to illustrate themes and concepts in any discipline.

Strap-handled cup

Start collecting

Cup with ring-base and strap handle embellished with an appliquéd humanoid face. The body of the cup is painted with thin, parallel lines creating a large diamond pattern, and a herring-bone pattern is painted on the strap handle above and below the appliquéd face.

Provenance

Mr. and Mrs. John Bombaci by 1961; to MFA, September 1961, gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Bombaci.

Credit Line

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John Bombaci

Chancay, Late Intermediate Period, A.D. 900–1430

Object Place

Central Coast, Perú

Dimensions

Overall: 11.4 x 12.8 cm (4 1/2 x 5 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

61.945

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red on orange slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware