Peru, Shipibo-Conibo / Beer Container / c. 1940Peru, Shipibo-Conibo
Beer Container
c. 1940

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Creator Nationality: South American; Peruvian; Amazonian; Shipibo
Creator Dates/Places: Peru, Shipibo-Conibo
Creator Active Place: Peru, Shipibo-Conibo
Creator Name-CRT: Peru, Shipibo-Conibo
Title: Beer Container
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1935
Creation End Date: 1945
Creation Date: c. 1940
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: earthenware with resin coating
Dimensions: Diameter: 79cm, Overall: 68cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1992.129
Credit Line: Bequest of Elisabeth M. Skala
Context: Pottery, modeled and painted by women, is one of the Shipibo people's most important art forms. The bold red and black patterning of this vessel's shoulder forms an effective contrast to the delicate, linear decoration of the neck. According to tradition, shipibo design originates in the skin patterns of the Great World Boa and embody beauty and harmony. Large, ornate vessels of this kind were used to hold native beer for festive occasions.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1992.129
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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