Drinking Vessel: Sungui, Water Spirit Effigy


Photo of Drinking Vessel: Sungui, Water Spirit Effigy

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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Drinking Vessel: Sungui, Water Spirit Effigy   (1997.15.0447)
Classification Communication Artifacts : Ceremonial Artifacts : N/A
Artist/Maker Apacha Vargas
Geographic Location America, South, Ecuador, Comuna San Jacinto del Pindo, Nuevo Mundo
Period/Date 1985
Culture Canelos Quichua
Location On Exhibitin the South America exhibit

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Length) 13.7 cm
Dimension 2 (Width) 13.2 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 12.3 cm
Weight 327 g
Measuring Remarks Weight converted to grams from ounces. (11.5 oz.)
Materials Ceramic, Pigment
Manufacturing Processes Handbuilding, Firing, Painting, Rubbing, Piercing
Munsell Color Information waived

Research Remarks

Published Description N/A
Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

Photo of item in Eugene Dillenburg's Exhibit Gallery Webpage, July 3, 2005. Photo of item in: Norman E. Whitten & Dorothea Scott Whitten. Puyo Runa Imagery and Power in Modern Amazonia. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2008. p. 49. Whitten, Norman E. Jr. Sicuanga Runa: The Other Side of Development in Amazonian Ecuador. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1985. P. 124.

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of Norman E. and Dorothea S. Whitten
Reproduction No
Reproduction Information N/A

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