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Early Nazca Polychrome Bowl - K.095
Origin: Southern Coast of Peru
Circa: 1 AD to 300 AD
Dimensions: 7.5" (19.1cm) high x 6.5" (16.5cm) depth
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta

Location: United States
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Three identical images of the Nazca monkey God encircle this splendid bowl. He wears a headdress with vegetable motifs and earrings of gold discs; in his hands he carries a knife-like weapon. Early Nazca religion centered on fertility deities, many of which were linked to the collection of trophy heads from defeated enemies. A bowl such as this was probably buried with a warrior. It vividly evokes a time and place, an entire way of life, very different from our own. Though the culture it shows us is alien, its aesthetics still speak clearly across time. - (K.095)


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