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Culture:Pre-Columbian, Chimú
Title:Stirrup spout vessel with zoomorphic figures
Date Made:1000-1476; Late Intermediate Period
Materials:ceramic blackware
Place Made:South America; Peru
Measurements:Overall: 9 1/4 in x 5 1/2 in; 23.495 cm x 14 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1975.4
Credit Line:Gift of Professor Harry Bober
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Bird lug at base of spout

Label Text:
Some scholars suggest that this seemingly everyday scene may refer to more dangerous, supernatural struggles between fish and anthropomorphic deities.

drinking; utensils; figures; indigenous people; decoration and ornament; design

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