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Title:Jar with anthropomorphic mythical being
Date Made:n.d.
Materials:Polychrome ceramic
Measurements:Overall: 4 3/4 in x 6 3/4 in; 12.1 cm x 17.1 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1975.37
Credit Line:Gift of President Emeritus Charles W. Cole (Class of 1927)
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

wide-spouted, cream background and decorated in brown, red, and tan

Label Text:
This vase depicts a winged, supernatural version of a feline-mask warrior. Typical of the late Nasca style pottery, the figure has become extremely abstract with tentacle-like extensions curling back on themselves.

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

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