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Tall bowl with outflaring sides and rounded base. The exterior is decorated with a wide band of ten interlocked, step-fret designs painted alternately in brown, red and dark orange. One step-fret is painted gray, which may originally have been a green hue that has faded. A thin, white outline...

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On bottom: "C" in black.


Private collection, Massachusetts, by the late 1950s; to MFA, March 2001, anonymous gift.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Nasca, Early Intermediate Period (Middle Nasca Period), A.D. 100–300

Object Place

South Coast, Perú


9.6 x 16.3 cm (3 3/4 x 6 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: brown, red, light orange, dark orange, gray, and white slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware