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Effigy vessel


Artist Unknown (Nazca)


100 B.C.-A.D. 600

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G260
Effigy vessel, Artist Unknown (Nazca)
: A Group of Peruvian Potteries
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Ceramic, pigment
Size: 7 1/2 x 5 3/8 x 3 3/8 in. (19.05 x 13.65 x 8.57 cm)
Creation Place: South America, Peru, Andean region
Culture: Nazca, South America, Peru, Andean region
Style: 1st century B.C.-A.D. 7th century
Physical Description: Bird-shaped whistle-vase with a single upright spout emerging from the back and connected by a handle with the head. The eyes of the bird are painted, but the beak is modelled. Across the breast a double row of worms painted in polychrome. Highly conventi
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund
Accession Number: 43.2.10
Added to Site: February 28, 2009