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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Nasca
Title:Bowl with hummingbirds
Date Made:150-275 CE
Type:Container
Materials:Ceramic; earthenware; with polychrome pigments
Place Made:South America; Peru
Measurements:Overall: 2 7/8 in x 6 1/4 in x 6 1/4 in x 15.24 cm; 7.3 cm x 15.9 cm x 15.9 cm x 6 in
Narrative Inscription:  No inscriptions.
Accession Number:  MH 1962.7.F(a).A
Credit Line:Purchase with the Nancy Everett Dwight Fund
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Shallow bowl with repeating hummingbird motif circling bowl in clockwise direction. The four hummingbirds are drawn with black lines that divide the body into geometric shapes, each painted with a solid color--gray, tan, red, and black--on a cream background with a band of red at top and bottom.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; indigenous people; pottery; containers; vessels

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