Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Jars
Nasca, Peruvian, South American
Ward M. Canaday Collection
Middle Nasca (Phase 5, 325-440 A.D.) collared jar painted with a variety of the Horrible Bird. The supernatural aspect of this bird is seen in the inclusion of a trophy head in its wing panel, even though the bird is not eating the trophy head.
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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.
- "Nazca" and "Nasca" are commonly used interchangeably, but generally prefer the use of Nazca to describe the region, town, and river; and Nasca to refer to the period and culture that inhabited this area.
- Of or belonging to the nation of Peru or its people.
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This object was included in the following exhibitions:
Mass Production of Art in Pre-Columbian Cultures: Moldmade Peruvian Pottery from the Bryn Mawr College Collection
, 8/31/1998 - 11/24/1998
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),
Figure Number: 5.41
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