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unknown Nasca

Vase with Spear Imagery

100 BCE - 750 CE

5 5/16 in. x 3 15/16 in. x 3 15/16 in. (13.5 cm x 10 cm x 10 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 69.1.339
Other Number(s): D37 or N37 (Canaday No.)
Geography: South America, Peru
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Vases
Culture/Nationality: Nasca, Peruvian, South American
Collection: Ward M. Canaday Collection

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  • Nasca
  • Peruvian - Of or belonging to the nation of Peru or its people.
  • spears - Simple staff weapons having a sharp-pointed head and no auxiliary blades or points, used both in warfare and hunting since ancient times in many cultures and regions. Various forms have been designed for thrusting or throwing or both.
  • vases - Vessels of varying shape and size but which are usually taller than they are wide, varying greatly in actual form and use. In modern usage, typically refers to vessels for displaying flowers. When referring to ancient art, often refers to any ceramic or metal vessel in a range of shapes and used to hold liquids, grain, or another substance.

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  • Donald A. Proulx, A Sourcebook of Nasca Ceramic Iconography (Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 2006), 172. Figure Number: 5.253

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