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unknown Nasca
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Bowl with Fish or Shark Imagery

100 BCE - 750 CE
Clay

2 3/4 in. x 6 11/16 in. x 6 11/16 in. (7 cm x 17 cm x 17 cm)
Gift of Ward M. Canaday and Mariam Coffin Canaday, Class of 1906

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 69.1.304
E68 (Canaday No.)
Geography:
South America, Peru
Classification:
Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Bowls
Culture/Nationality: Nasca, Peruvian, South American
Collection: Ward M. Canaday Collection

One of the most common types of decoration on Nasca ceramics is fish. The two fish placed parallel to each other in one of these bowls are most likely anchovies, which are abundant along the Peruvian coast and easily caught from the shore. They are almost always represented with bodies split down the center, the top darker than the bottom, and gills painted under the eyes.

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