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Urpu (Storage Jar)


Artist Unknown (Inka (Inca))


15th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location On view at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, G260
Urpu (Storage Jar), Artist Unknown (Inka (Inca))
Urpu (Storage Jar): Gallery Label - Current
: Recent Additions to the Institute's Collection of Peruvian Pottery
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Ceramic, pigment
Size: 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm)
Creation Place: South America, Peru, Andean region, Cuzco
Culture: Inka (Inca), South America, Peru, Andean region
Style: 15th century
Physical Description: Jar, aryballos type, with two handles near base. A diminutive animal head in relief appears at the base of the neck. The front of the body is decorated with vertical panels separated by narrow bands, painted with lozenge and sawtooth motifs in red, black,
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund
Accession Number: 44.41.20
Added to Site: February 28, 2009