Containers and Vessels; Vessels; Vases
Nasca, Peruvian, South American
Ward M. Canaday Collection
Middle Nasca (Phase 5, 325-440 A.D.) vase decorated with a pair of Harvesters, a common theme in the Middle Nasca period. The Harvester is a farmer who is always depicted with a concial hat, stiched up on the front side, and holding plants of various types. In this case bean pods are attached to the hat, and unidentified stalks are held in his hands. This creature obviously symbolized fertility of the crops and a bountiful harvest.
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- "Nazca" and "Nasca" are commonly used interchangeably, but generally prefer the use of Nazca to describe the region, town, and river; and Nasca to refer to the period and culture that inhabited this area.
- Of or belonging to the nation of Peru or its people.
- 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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The following Comparanda exist for this object:
"Archivo Digital de Arte Peruano."
(Accessed November 18, 2019):
Record No.: 1.739.
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),
Figure Number: 5.67
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