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Double spout jar: Gallery Label - Current

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Minneapolis Institute of Arts

Date

2012-09-06

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
In the Andean region the Nazca once called home, barren desert sand dunes plunge into the deep, cold waters of the Pacific Ocean. These waters are cooled by a current which yields some of the richest fishing grounds in the world. Fish and coastal birds appear frequently in ancient Andean imagery. This jar portrays a pelican fishing and catching three mythical killer whales, showing the importance of coastal activities in Nazca culture.
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Source: Minneapolis Institute of Arts
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Added to Site: November 21, 2009