Bottle (Primary Title)

Unknown (Artist)

ca. 400 BC
incised terracotta
South America,Peru,South Coast,Andean
Overall: 6 1/2 × 7 1/2 in. dia. (16.51 × 19.05 cm)
This polished blackware vessel is decorated with a modeled bird’s head at the base of one of the spouts. Similar to the Pitcher in this display, the feline deity motif incised on this vessel is frequently depicted on Paracas burial shrouds.
Early Horizon
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sandford G. Etherington
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

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