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Double Spout and Bridge Jar with Mythical Killer Whale

Early Nasca; Phase 3
90 - 325
Clay

6 1/2 in. x 5 1/8 in. x 5 1/8 in. (16.5 cm x 13 cm x 13 cm)
Gift of Ward M. Canaday and Mariam Coffin Canaday, Class of 1906

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 69.1.306
D55 (Canaday No.)
Geography:
South America, Peru
Classification:
Containers and Vessels; Vessels
Culture/Nationality: Nasca, Peruvian, South American
Collection: Ward M. Canaday Collection

Early Nasca (Phase 3, 90-325 A.D.) Mythical Killer Whale. The Orca or Killer Whale represents the most powerful creature of the sea and was a prominent supernatural spirit in the Nasca cosmology. He is identified as mythical by his human arms and hands, which often hold a knife and/or a human trophy head.

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