Search Results:

<< Viewing Record 15 of 28 >>
View : Light Box | List View | Image List | Detailed

[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

 


Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Pre-Columbian; Chimú
Title:Stirrup spout bottle in the form of a crustacean
Date Made:1000–1476; Late Intermediate Period
Type:Container; Ceramic
Materials:burnished clay, blackware
Place Made:South America; Peru; North Coast
Measurements:Overall: 7 13/16 in x 4 1/8 in x 7 5/16 in; 19.8 cm x 10.5 cm x 18.6 cm
Accession Number:  AC 2013.32
Credit Line:Gift of the Finberg family in memory of Donald Finberg (Class of 1953)
2013-32_view_1.jpg

Description:
This glazed tan vessel has a base of a football-shaped sand crab. Details include rib marks on the top and a bumpy side edge. On the top of the crab, there is a circular half dome and pole-like spout.

Label Text:
This bottle may represent the Pacific sand crab (Emerita analoga), an edible crustacean that spends most of its time burrowed in sand in several areas along the Pacific coast of both North and South America.

Tags:
food; nature; animals; drinks; fish

Link to share this object record:
https://museums.fivecolleges.edu/detail.php?t=objects&type=ext&id_number=AC+2013.32

Research on objects in the collections, including provenance, is ongoing and may be incomplete. If you have additional information or would like to learn more about a particular object, please email fc-museums-web@fivecolleges.edu.

2 Related Media Items

2013-32_view_1.jpg
2013-32_view_1.jpg
2013-32_view_1.jpg
2013-32_view_2.jpg
<< Viewing Record 15 of 28 >>