Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Bottles
Chimú, Northern Coast
Ward M. Canaday Collection
So-called whistling vessels were a common form of Chimú pottery. The whistling mechanism is in the neck of the animal—when liquid is poured from the other side, a sound emerges that resembles a bird call. Sound can also be produced by blowing into the spout.
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- Kingdom containing multicellular organisms having cells bound by a plasma membrane and organized into tissue and specialized tissue systems that permit them to either move about in search of food or to draw food toward themselves. Unable to make their own food within themselves, as photosynthetic plants do, they rely on consuming preformed food. They possess a nervous system with sensory and motor nerves, enabling them to receive environmental stimuli and to respond with specialized movements.
- The class of vertebrate animals that are typically bipedal and warm-blooded, lay large-yolked hardshelled eggs, often arboreal, and possessing feathers, hollow bones, forelimbs adapted for flight (although some have lost the ability to fly) and hindlimbs for perching and locomotion, a four-chambered heart, keen vision, a horny beak without teeth, and a large muscular stomach. Birds arose from theropod dinosaurs, which were an order of carnivorous dinosaurs.
- Naturally occurring sediments that are produced by chemical actions resulting during the weathering of rocks. It is often the term applied to all earths that form a paste with water and harden when heated.
- Portions of a plant consisting of the seed and its envelope, especially the latter when it is of a juicy, pulpy nature. In its strict botanical sense, the fleshy or dry ripened ovary of a plant, enclosing the seed or seeds, such as apricots, bananas, and grapes, as well as bean pods, corn grains, tomatoes, cucumbers, and (in their shells) acorns and almonds, are all technically fruits. Popularly, however, the term is restricted to the ripened ovaries that are sweet and either succulent or pulpy. The cultivation and processing of fruits are major industries worldwide.
- The fifth of the seven main chronological phases recognized in Andean archaeology, generally dating 600-1000 CE.
- Of or belonging to the nation of Peru or its people.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
Traces of Greatness: Selections from the Pre-Columbian Collection
Bryn Mawr College
, 6/30/2014 - 9/11/2014
Mass Production of Art in Pre-Columbian Cultures: Moldmade Peruvian Pottery from the Bryn Mawr College Collection
, 8/31/1998 - 11/24/1998
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