Bowl with Insect Imagery
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Bowl with Insect ImageryMiddle or Late Nasca; Phase 5 or 6
325 - 500
2 3/8 x 5 5/16 x 3/16 in. (6 x 13.5 x 0.5 cm)
Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 69.1.345
Other Number(s): E98 (Canaday No.)
Geography: South America, Peru
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Bowls
Culture/Nationality: Nasca, Peruvian, South American
Collection: Ward M. Canaday Collection
Middle or Late Nasca bowl (Phase 5 or 6, 325-500 A.D.) painted with a series of insects. Because this creature is never shown in a definitive context with other motifs, the identification is somewhat speculative. Identification of this insect as a stinging bee or wasp is based on the large pointed appendage attached to the body.
This object has the following keywords:
- Animalia - 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.
- bowls - Rounded, cuplike, hollow parts of objects, such as the body of a stemmed vessel or the part of a pipe in which tobacco is burned.
- bowls - Rounded vessels that are generally wider than they are high, usually hemispherical or nearly so. A bowl may have a spreading base or foot ring and sometimes two handles or a cover. Distinguished from a cup, which is rather deep than wide.
- heads - Representations of the heads of humans, animals, or mythical or legendary beings.
- Peruvian - Of or belonging to the nation of Peru or its people.
- vessels - Containers designed to serve as receptacles for a liquid or other substance, usually those of circular section and made of some durable material; especially containers of this nature in domestic use, employed in connection with the preparation or serving of food or drink, and usually of a size suitable for carrying by hand.
The following Comparanda exist for this object:
- "Museo Larco Online Catalogue." (Accessed June 3, 2020): Museolarco.org. Accession No.: ML032324.
- "Museo Larco Online Catalogue." (Accessed June 3, 2020): Museolarco.org. Accession No.: ML032307.
The following Related Bibliography exist for this object:
- Donald A. Proulx, A Sourcebook of Nasca Ceramic Iconography (Iowa City, IA: University of Iowa Press, 2006), 162-163. Figure Number: 5.226
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