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unknown Nasca
Primary



Jar with Human Head Imagery

Middle Nasca
450-650
Clay

6 5/16 in. x 5 1/2 in. x 5 1/2 in. (16 cm x 14 cm x 14 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 69.1.396
Other Number(s): D23 or N23 (Canaday No.)
Geography: South America, Peru
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Jars
Culture/Nationality: Nasca, Peruvian, South American
Collection: Ward M. Canaday Collection

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  • heads - Representations of the heads of humans, animals, or mythical or legendary beings.
  • jars - Deep, wide-mouthed vessels used for holding a variety of substances, usually without handles and generally cylindrical, although sometimes made in other shapes. For narrower-necked vessles, use "bottles."
  • Nasca
  • Peruvian - Of or belonging to the nation of Peru or its people.

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<ref name=BMC>cite web |url=http://triarte.brynmawr.edu/objects-1/info/151958 |title=Jar with Human Head Imagery |author=Bryn Mawr College Library Special Collections |accessdate=8/8/2022 |publisher=Bryn Mawr College</ref>

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