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Item Details
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Culture
Central Andes (Peru), Lambayeque (Sicán) people, 10th century-12th century
Title
Beaker with Frogs
Work Type
Metalwork
Date
900-1100
Material
gold, hammered
Measurements
Overall: 13.7 x 12.1 cm (5 3/8 x 4 3/4 in.)
Description
This beaker was created by an artist of the Lambayeque culture of Peru's north coast. High-relief frogs grace the surface, which has a dramatically flaring rim as well as a silvery color, the result of silver in the alloy. If such beakers were used in life-that is, not created exclusively for the lavish tombs in which they have been found in quantities-they may have figured in feasting events that were central to late pre-Hispanic political, social, and religious life.
Repository
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Collection: AA - Andes
Department: Art of the Americas
Gallery: 232 Andean
Provenance: According to dated invoices, the dealer John Wise (New York) sold the Beaker with Frontal Figures and the Beaker with Frogs to Christian de Guigne III (San Francisco) on November 25, 1968 and January 2, 1968, respectively.
Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund
Accession Number
Source
Image and original data from The Cleveland Museum of Art
License
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File Properties
File Name
2015.9_full.tif
SSID
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