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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Virú-Gallinazo/Salinar
Title:Anthropomorphic deer head vessel
Date Made:100 CE or before
Type:Container
Materials:Ceramic; earthenware with burnishing
Place Made:South America; Peru
Measurements:overall: 5 1/4 in x 6 1/8 in x 6 1/2 in; 13.335 cm x 15.5575 cm x 16.51 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1996.9.1
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. Hershel Richman and Dr. Elizabeth Rosner Richman (Class of 1967)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Round bowl-shaped vessel with wide circular opening. Applied nose, almond-shaped eyes, and two protruding antlers with two incisions behind.

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

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