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unknown Chimú

Stirrup-Spout Bottle

Late Intermediate Period
1000 - 1450 CE

10 7/16 in. x 5 7/8 in. x 5 1/2 in. (26.5 cm x 15 cm x 14 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 69.1.171
Other Number(s): D.497 (Canaday No.)
Geography: South America, Peru, Northern Peru
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Bottles
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.
  • Early Intermediate Period - The fourth of the seven main chronological phases recognized in Andean archaeology, generally dating 200-600 CE.
  • 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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Exhibition List
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 Laura E. Smith , Aug 31, 1998 – Nov 24, 1998

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