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unknown Nasca

Bowl with Sling Imagery

100 BCE - 750 CE

3 1/8 in. x 6 5/16 in. x 6 5/16 in. (8 cm x 16 cm x 16 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 69.1.332
Other Number(s): E.87 (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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This object has the following keywords:
  • 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.
  • Nasca
  • Peruvian - Of or belonging to the nation of Peru or its people.
  • slings - Throwing weapons consisting basically of a strap of leather, fabric, or similar flexible material, widening into a pouch at the center to hold the projectile. They are held by the two ends and swung round rapidly, then one end is released to hurl the projectile.
  • 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), 173-174. Figure Number: 5.254

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