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Chimu (Peru)

Open-mouthed Feline Effigy Vessel

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Object Details

Culture

Chimu (Peru)
Late Intermediate Period

Date

ca. 1300-1470

Medium

Blackware

Dimensions

7 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (19.1 x 16.5 cm)

Credit Line

Transfer from the Sociology – Anthropology Department. Spring 1956.

Object
Number

56.156

This Late Chimú burnished blackware vessel has two small curved strap handles and a zoomorphic (fe(…)

This Late Chimú burnished blackware vessel has two small curved strap handles and a zoomorphic (feline) design. The cat’s open mouth forms the vessel opening, and its ears are molded on the spout, while the legs are on the body of the pot. A band of geometric desgns similar to those often woven into textiles and clothing is indicated on the shoulder of the pot. This round vessel has a curved base.

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