Peru, South Coast, Wari / Double Spout Skull Vessel / c. 500-800Peru, South Coast, Wari
Double Spout Skull Vessel
c. 500-800

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Creator Nationality: South American; Peruvian
Creator Dates/Places: Peru, South Coast, Wari
Creator Active Place: Peru, South Coast, Wari
Creator Name-CRT: Peru, South Coast, Wari
Title: Double Spout Skull Vessel
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 500
Creation End Date: 800
Creation Date: c. 500-800
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: earthenware with colored slips
Dimensions: Overall: 14.6cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1996.292
Credit Line: John L. Severance Fund
Context: Used to contain liquid, this vessel's body was formed with a two-part mold. The two spouts and the bridgelike handle were made seperately and attached. The vessel represents a grinning skull, a motif whose frequency in Wari art indicates the importanceof warfare and human sacrifice. The skull's mischievous, even malicious grin hints at both life and power beyond death.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1996.292
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art

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