Early Intermediate Period (Middle/Late Nasca)
Object Place: Perú, South Coast
8.4 x 19.7 cm (3 5/16 x 7 3/4 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware: dark red, cream, gray, and black slip paint
Not On View
Low, wide bowl with red-slipped interior and base. The exterior is decorated with a row of fourteen bean-like forms or similar vegetal motif painted on a cream ground. Each “bean” is painted alternately red or gray, the exception being two pairs on opposite sides of the bowl. One pair is painted red, the other is painted gray. The gray slip may originally have been a green hue that has faded.
On bottom: "14" in black.
Private collection, Massachusetts, by the late 1950s; to MFA, March 2001, anonymous gift.