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unknown Nasca

Bowl with Flower Imagery

100 BCE - 750 CE

2 3/8 in. x 6 1/2 in. x 6 1/2 in. (6 cm x 16.5 cm x 16.5 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 69.1.264
Other Number(s): E62 (Canaday No.)
Geography: South America, Peru
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Bowls
Culture/Nationality: Nasca, Peruvian, South American
Collection: Ward M. Canaday Collection

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  • 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.
  • cracks - Fissures or systems of fissures without complete separation into pieces.
  • fleuron - Decorative motif in the form of a carved or painted floral pattern, square in shape, employed in Gothic architecture. The fleuron was also used for decorative borders and to embellish frames, and as a decorative element at the center of each face of the Corinthian abacus. It is also employed on furniture. For printers' type ornaments, use "printer's flower."
  • flowers - The reproductive portions of any plant in the division Angiospermae, flowering plants. As popularly used, the term "flower" especially applies when part or all of the reproductive structure is distinctive in color and form.
  • 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), 169-170. Figure Number: 5.246

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