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Item Details
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Culture
Peru, South Coast, Paracas (Cavernas) style (700 BC-AD 1)
Title
Small Bottle with Feline
Work Type
Ceramic
Date
700 BC-1
Material
earthenware, resin-based paint
Measurements
Diameter: 7.5 cm (2 15/16 in.); Overall: 10.2 cm (4 in.)
Description
Little is known of the meaning of the beautifully abstracted felines so often incised on Paracas ceramics. The designs achieve much of their complexity through color applied as resin-based paint after the vessel was fired in a smoky atmosphere that blackened its surface. Two spouts joined by a bridge appear on many fine South Coast ceramics. The form probably had meaning, now lost.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: AA - Andes
Department: Art of the Americas
Gift of John Wise
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
Use of this image is in accordance with the Artstor Terms & Conditions
File Properties
File Name
1949.195_full.tif
SSID
24600096

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