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Artist Unknown (Nazca)


3rd century BCE-6th century AD

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G260
Jar, Artist Unknown (Nazca)
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Polychromed earthenware
Size: 11 7/8 x 9 5/8 x 7 1/8 in. (30.2 x 24.4 x 18.1 cm)
Creation Place: South America, Peru, Central Andes region
Culture: Nazca, South America, Peru, Central Andes region
Style: 3rd century BCE-6th century AD
Physical Description: Large oval jar with the neck representing a human head. The face is slightly modelled, with nose and chin in full relief, but with eyes and hair painted. The upper section of the jar is painted to represent a poncho worn over the shoulders. The poncho is
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund
Accession Number: 44.3.2
Added to Site: February 28, 2009