Nazca Double-spout Bridge Handle Vessel with Colorful Corn Motif

Nazca Double-spout Bridge Handle Vessel with Colorful Corn Motif


Description: A bridge spout globular vessel decorated with two bands of repeating large corn with the silk ends. The artist outlined the corn in black and set against a linen white ground. Below are a row of abstract arches separated by black lines. Corn was domesticated early in Peru around 1000 B.C. and was considered a ceremonial as well a staple food. Corn beer was a very important drink for the after life.
Dimensions: Height 7"" x Diam. 6""
Date: Peru, Nasca, South Coast, c. AD 300 - 700
Condition Report: Good with minor spalling
Notes: 90513
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