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Artist Unknown (Nazca)


3rd century B.C.-A.D. 6th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G260
Vessel, Artist Unknown (Nazca)
: Recent Additions to the Institute's Collection of Peruvian Pottery
: A Group of Peruvian Potteries
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Ceramic, pigment
Size: 8 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 6 1/2 in. (21.0 x 15.6 x 16.5 cm)
Creation Place: South America, Peru, Andean region
Culture: Nazca, South America, Peru, Andean region
Style: 3rd century B.C.-A.D. 6th century
Physical Description: Double-spout vase with a band carrying two Pumas painted in polychrome on a white ground. Note the spotted body of the Puma and the long projecting tongue, characteristic of this beast in Nazca pottery and textiles.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund
Accession Number: 43.2.13
Added to Site: February 28, 2009