Tall cylinder vase

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


Object Place: Perú, South Coast

Dimensions

18.8 x 11.3 cm (7 3/8 x 4 7/16 in.)

Accession Number

2001.154

Medium or Technique

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

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

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.

Markings

On bottom:"C" in black.

Provenance

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

Credit Line

Anonymous gift