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Basic Information

Artifact Identification Bowl   (1952.04.0007)
  1. Materials T&E
  2. :
  3. Food Service T&E
  4. :
  5. Eating Vessels
Artist/Maker None
Geographic Location
Period/Date Early Intermediate, 200– 400 CE
Culture Nasca

Physical Analysis

Dimension 1 (Diameter) 12.6 cm
Dimension 2 (Height) 6.4 cm
Dimension 3 (Depth) 0.4 cm
Weight 169 g
Measuring Remarks The depth is the thickness of the bowl wall.
Materials Ceramic, , Pigment
Manufacturing Processes Handbuilding, Firing, Painting
Munsell Color Information Strong Brown (2.5 Y R 3/6) -ns Brownish Black ( 5 Y R 1/1) -ns

Research Remarks

Published Description

Nasca art also represented symbolically important animals. Migratory birds such as these cormorants announced the coming of the seasonal rains in the highlands, source of the all-important water, and thus their depictions had calendrical meaning.

Description N/A
Comparanda N/A

see 1952.04.0003

Artifact History

Archaeological Data N/A
Credit Line/Dedication Gift of Stanley I. Grand
Reproduction N/A
Reproduction Information N/A

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