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Tall bowl with slightly outflaring sides and rounded bottom. It is painted with geometric designs, a common decorative feature of Nasca pottery, which likely have symbolic associations. These motifs also are found on the contemporary textiles, this vessel suggesting a bundled object The...

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On bottom: "10" in green "2" (?) and "C" in black.


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

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Nasca, Early Intermediate Period (Nasca Phase 4 [?]), A.D. 350–400

Object Place

South Coast, Perú


18.1 x 16.3 cm (7 1/8 x 6 7/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: orange, dark red (maroon), cream, gray, white, and black slip paint




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware