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Jar

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Artist Unknown (Moche)

Date

4th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Jar, Artist Unknown (Moche)
: A Group of Peruvian Potteries
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Ceramic, pigment
Size: 9 7/8 x 4 3/8 x 6 1/4 in. (25.08 x 11.11 x 15.88 cm)
Creation Place: South America, Peru, Upper Piura Valley
Culture: Moche, South America, Peru, Upper Piura Valley
Style: 4th century
Physical Description: Large vase with a figure in relief representing the god of corn, standing between two peaks of the Sierras. This symbolical representation of the mountain peaks grew out of the fact that often only patch of snow on them are visible at a distance. Shape Vi
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund
Accession Number: 43.2.25
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Added to Site: February 28, 2009