Tall bowl

Nasca
Early Intermediate Period (Middle Nasca Period)
A.D. 100–300


Object Place: Perú, South Coast

Dimensions

9.6 x 16.3 cm (3 3/4 x 6 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2001.153

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: brown, red, light orange, dark orange, gray, and white slip paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Tall bowl with outflaring sides and rounded base. The exterior is decorated with a wide band of ten interlocked, step-fret designs painted alternately in brown, red and dark orange. One step-fret is painted gray, which may originally have been a green hue that has faded. A thin, white outline defines the band and each of the step-frets. The upper half of the interior of the bowl is painted with red slip.

Markings

On bottom: "C" in black.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Anonymous gift