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unknown Chimú

Stirrup-Spout Vessel Depicting a Sand Shark

Late Intermediate Period
ca. 1000 CE - ca. 1470 CE

5 7/8 in. x 7 in. x 6 3/8 in. (15 cm x 17.8 cm x 16.2 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 69.1.218
Other Number(s): D.138 (Canaday No.)
Geography: South America, Peru, Northern Peru
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels
Culture/Nationality: Chimú
Collection: Ward M. Canaday Collection

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  • Chimú
  • clay - Naturally occurring sediments that are produced by chemical actions resulting during the weathering of rocks. Clays are composed of hydrated aluminum silicates, such as Kaolinite, Illite, Palygorskite, Attapulgite, Bentonite, and Montmorillonite. Small amounts of other minerals can change the color (white, yellow, brown or red) and texture of the clays. Clays may include all earths that form a paste with water and harden when heated.
  • Late Intermediate Period - The sixth of the seven main chronological phases recognized in Andean archaeology, generally dating ca. 1000-1450 CE, following the collapse of Middle Horizon empires, including Tiahuanaco and Huari. During this time distinctive regional cultures emerged along the coast and in highland areas, including the Chimú empire. The political entities that developed during the late Intermediate Period were subsequently conquered by the Inca empire.
  • Peruvian - Of or belonging to the nation of Peru or its people.
  • stirrup jars - Ancient Aegean vessels with a false spout rising on top to support two stirrup-shaped handles and having a narrow, easily sealed spout further down on the shoulder.

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