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Strap-handled cup

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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.


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


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

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red on orange slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware