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unknown Nasca
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Cup Bowl with Imagery of Horrible Birds

Middle Nasca; Phase 5
325 - 440
Clay

4 5/16 in. x 5 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. (11 cm x 14 cm x 14 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 69.1.390
Other Number(s): D77 ? (Canaday No.)
Geography: South America, Peru
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Bowls
Culture/Nationality: Nasca, Peruvian, South American
Collection: Ward M. Canaday Collection
Middle Nasca (Phase 5, 325-440 A.D.) cup bowl painted with a pair of Horrible Birds. This typical form of the Horrible Bird is eating a human trophy head which is clamped in its jaws. Another trophy head is drawn in its wing panel, and its feathers are in the form of snakes.

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  • 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.
  • anthropomorphic - Resembling a human form.
  • Aves - 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.
  • 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.
  • Nasca
  • 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.

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Related Bibliography List
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), 35, 80-82. Figure Number: 5.37

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/151954 |title=Cup Bowl with Imagery of Horrible Birds |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=5/17/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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