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Darkware Vessel
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Item Details
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Culture
Peru, North Coast, Chimú style (900-1470)
Title
Darkware Vessel
Work Type
Ceramic
Date
Chimú style (900-1470)
Material
black ware
Measurements
Overall: 24 x 17.1 cm (9 7/16 x 6 3/4 in.)
Description
Under the Chimú, whose empire stretched for 800 miles along the Peruvian north coast, the value of ceramics fell, perhaps because high-status vessels were made of precious metals. Accordingly, ceramics were mass-produced with molds and, rather than bearing painted scenes, often have an overall dark surface achieved by firing in a smoky atmosphere. This firing method was also used for very early Andean ceramics, including the example at the far left. We don't know whether the Chimú revived the method to venerate earlier cultures. The vessel with the stripped surface was made after the Chimú were conquered by the Inka in the late 1400s.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: AA - Andes
Department: Art of the Americas
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Trygve W. Hoff
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
1969.76_full.tif
SSID
24612427

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