Bowl

Nasca
Early Intermediate Period (Late Nasca Period)
A.D. 300–700


Object Place: Perú, South Coast

Dimensions

10.2 x 15.7 cm (4 x 6 3/16 in.)

Accession Number

2001.152

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Tall bowl with outflaring rim. Exterior decorated with a band of ten diamond-shaped motifs outlined in cream slip and each separated by a vertical line of the cream slip. The diamond forms are painted alternately black and dark orange, using wide lines in a diagonal, checkerboard pattern. The dark red slip is visible between these lines, creating a spotted design inside the diamonds. The exterior bottom is painted dark orange, and the upper third of the interior is painted dark red. One side of the bowl has been broken and re-glued.

Markings

On bottom: "17" in black.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Anonymous gift