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Canteen-Shaped Vessel

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Ceramic, slip, pigments
  • Place Made: Peru
  • DATES 650–1000
    PERIOD Middle Horizon Period
    DIMENSIONS 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (26.7 x 21.6 x 11.4 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    CREDIT LINE Henry L. Batterman Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION A canteen-shaped jar with polychrome designs outlined in black on a brown slip. The vessel has a tall thin neck, slightly flared rim, and a small handle on one shoulder. The jar's decoration is dominated with two snarling feline figures, one on each side, and the rim with alternating black and beige rectangles. The surface is heavily burnished. Condition: good.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Wari. Canteen-Shaped Vessel, 650–1000. Ceramic, slip, pigments, 10 1/2 x 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (26.7 x 21.6 x 11.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund, 41.420. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 41.420_side1_PS6.jpg)
    IMAGE side, 41.420_side1_PS6.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2012
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    RIGHTS STATEMENT Creative Commons-BY
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