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unknown Chimú

Stirrup-Spout Bottle

Late Intermediate Period
1000 CE - 1476 CE

4 5/8 x 5 x 4 7/8 in. (11.7 x 12.7 x 12.4 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 69.1.568
Other Number(s): 23350 (The Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia Number)
Geography: South America, Peru, Northern Peru
Classification: Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Bottles
Culture/Nationality: Chimú
Collection: William S. Vaux Collection of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia

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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.
  • vases - Vessels of varying shape and size but which are usually taller than they are wide, varying greatly in actual form and use. In modern usage, typically refers to vessels for displaying flowers. When referring to ancient art, often refers to any ceramic or metal vessel in a range of shapes and used to hold liquids, grain, or another substance.

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  • Owner Name: The Academy of Natural Sciences
    Role: Donor
    Place: Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, USA
    Acquisition Method: Bequest of William Samson Vaux, Esq. upon his death in 1882
    Disposal Method: Donated to Bryn Mawr College
    Ownership Start Date: 1882
    Ownership End Date: 1/28/1998
    Remarks: This material was on loan to Bryn Mawr College from 1961 until it's donation. Although, it was left to the Academy of Natural Sciences upon Vaux's death in 1882, it wasn't recorded in the register until August 6, 1912.

  • Owner Name: William Samson Vaux, Esq.
    Role: Collector
    Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Acquisition Method: Unknown
    Disposal Method: Bequest to The Academy of Natural Sciences
    Ownership Start Date: Before 1882
    Ownership End Date: 1882

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