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Large ceremonial vase


Artist Unknown (Middle Chimu, Chancay)


11th-15th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
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: A Group of Peruvian Potteries
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Earthenware
Size: 14 x 8 3/4 x 8 1/4 in. (35.56 x 22.23 x 20.96 cm)
Creation Place: South America, Peru, Chancay
Culture: Middle Chimu, Chancay, South America, Peru
Style: 11th-15th century
Physical Description: Large ceremonial vase representing a human figure holding a drinking cup against breast. The face is painted for ritual purposes, with features somewhat crudely modelled. With this vase was found the bowl, 43.2.20, in which it stood.
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund
Accession Number: 43.2.19
Added to Site: February 28, 2009