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Creator Nationality: Peru, Wari style, 7th-10th century
Creator Name-CRT: Peru, Wari style, 7th-10th century
Title: Double-spouted vessel
Title Type: Primary
Creation Start Date: 500
Creation End Date: 900
Creation Date: 500-900
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: ceramic, slip
Dimensions: Diameter: 16.5cm, Overall: 20.3cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 2002.94
Credit Line: James Parmelee Fund
Style or Period: Peru, Wari style, 7th-10th century
Context: This vessel was created during the time of the Wari culture, a superpower of the Andes mountains whose influence was felt in adjacent coastal areas, where this ceramic was made. Across the top of the vessel's chamber is a repeated design, a profile face and stepped fret, the meaning of which remains enigmatic. It also appears on Wari tapestry tunics, high-status garments worn by officials of the Wari state. The painting on the strap handle is quite unusual; it may represent stylized feline pelage.
AMICA ID: CMA_.2002.94
AMICA Library Year: 2003
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