Bowl

Nasca
Early Intermediate Period (Middle/Late Nasca)
A.D. 200–600


Object Place: Perú, South Coast

Dimensions

8.4 x 19.7 cm (3 5/16 x 7 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2001.151

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: dark red, cream, gray, and black slip paint

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Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

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.

Markings

On bottom: "14" in black.

Provenance

Private collection, Massachusetts, by the late 1950s; to MFA, March 2001, anonymous gift.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift