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Large cup


Artist Unknown (Nazca)


100 B.C.-A.D. 600

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Large cup, Artist Unknown (Nazca)
: A Group of Peruvian Potteries
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Earthenware, pigment
Size: 4 1/16 x 5 1/16 x 5 1/16 in. (10.32 x 12.86 x 12.86 cm)
Creation Place: South America, Peru, Central Andes region
Culture: Nazca, South America, Peru, Central Andes region
Style: 1st century B.C.-A.D. 7th century
Physical Description: Large cup or bowl with slightly flared mouth and all-over design of checked and plain squares about 1/2 in. in area alternating in rows around sides. Such purely geometrical designs are rare in Nazca pottery.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund
Accession Number: 43.2.9
Added to Site: February 28, 2009