Tall cylinder vase
Early Intermediate Period (Late Nasca Period)
Object Place: Perú, South Coast
18.8 x 11.3 cm (7 3/8 x 4 7/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Earthenware: orange, dark red, white, cream, and black slip paint
Not On View
Tall, cylindrical vessel with rounded bottom. An orange-painted band on the lower part of the vessel divides its surface into two design fields. The top section (upper two thirds of vessel) is decorated with horizontal bands of geometric motifs painted in black on a cream ground. The bottom section is painted with a row of seven humans (represented only by the head, arms and upper torso). Each figure wears a tunic, painted alternately orange or dark red.
On bottom:"C" in black.
Private collection, Massachusetts, by the late 1950s; to MFA, March 2001, anonymous gift.