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unknown Nasca

Nasca Ornament Depicting a Human Head

Early Intermediate-Middle Horizon
ca. 200 - 1000
Camelid fiber

1 1/16 x 1 x 7/32 in. (2.7 x 2.5 x 0.6 cm)

Bryn Mawr College
Accession Number: 2000.3.61.a
Geography: South America, Peru
Classification: Unclassifiable Artifacts; Artifact Remnants; Cloth Fragments
Culture/Nationality: Nasca
Collection: Ward M. Canaday Collection

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  • Early Intermediate Period - The fourth of the seven main chronological phases recognized in Andean archaeology, generally dating 200-600 CE.
  • heads - Representations of the heads of humans, animals, or mythical or legendary beings.
  • Middle Horizon - The fifth of the seven main chronological phases recognized in Andean archaeology, generally dating 600-1000 CE.
  • Nasca
  • Peruvian - Of or belonging to the nation of Peru or its people.
  • textiles - General term for carpets, fabrics, costume, or other works made of textile materials, which are natural or synthetic fibers created by weaving, felting, knotting, twining, or otherwise processing. For works of art or high craft that employ textile as a medium, prefer "textile art (visual works)."

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