Nasca. <em>Double Spout and Bridge Bottle</em>, circa 600 C.E. Ceramic, pigment, 8 x 8 x 8 in. (20.3 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Henry L. Batterman Fund, 41.426. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 41.426.jpg)

Double Spout and Bridge Bottle


Medium: Ceramic, pigment

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:circa 600 C.E.

Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 8 in. (20.3 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)


Accession Number: 41.426

Image: 41.426.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Ceramic vessel with double spouts joined by a bridge handle. Its rounded bottom converges to an almost flat top on which two tapered spouts sit, joined by a convex bridge handle. The reddish clay has painted decoration in red, reddish brown, black, grey, white, and yellow ochre. The upper half of the vase has two masked supernatural figures in killer-whale aspect because of long body with serpent-like figures emanating from their bodies vividly painted on a white background. The beings wear gold mouth masks and diadems. Encircling the vase below these creatures is a band of girl faces. The lower section of the vessel is undecorated. Condition; good; some surface abrasions.

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