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Jar Decorated with Felines

Arts of the Americas

CULTURE Chimú-Inca
MEDIUM Ceramic
  • Place Made: Northern region, Peru
  • DATES 1470–1535
    PERIOD Pre-Spanish
    DIMENSIONS 9 × 7 1/4 × 7 in. (22.9 × 18.4 × 17.8 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    ACCESSION NUMBER 41.1275.83
    CREDIT LINE Museum Expedition 1941, Frank L. Babbott Fund
    PROVENANCE Prior to 1941 provenance not yet documented; 1941, purchased in Peru by Herbert Spinden for the Brooklyn Museum.
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    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Blackware jar with a tall, narrow neck, flared mouth, and two loop handles. The globular vessel is decorated with four felines surrounded by a speckled background.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Chimú-Inca. Jar Decorated with Felines, 1470–1535. Ceramic, 9 × 7 1/4 × 7 in. (22.9 × 18.4 × 17.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Museum Expedition 1941, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 41.1275.83. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 41.1275.83_PS22.jpg)
    IMAGE overall, 41.1275.83_PS22.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2024
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