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Tall cylinder vase

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Tall, cylindrical vessel with rounded bottom. An orange-painted band on the lower part of the vessel divides its surface into two design fields. The top section (upper two thirds of vessel) is decorated with horizontal bands of geometric motifs painted in black on a cream ground. The bottom...

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Marks

On bottom:"C" in black.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Anonymous gift

Nasca, Early Intermediate Period (Late Nasca Period), A.D. 300–700

Object Place

South Coast, Perú

Dimensions

18.8 x 11.3 cm (7 3/8 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2001.154

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: orange, dark red, white, cream, and black slip paint

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware