Search Results:

<< Viewing Record 746 of 1821 >>
View : Light Box | List View | Image List | Detailed
 


Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Lambayeque
Title:Double spout and bridge vessel
Date Made:900-1400 CE
Type:Container; Ceramic
Materials:Ceramic; Earthenware; burnished (blackware)
Place Made:South America; Peru
Measurements:Overall: 7 5/8 in x 8 in x 6 in; 19.4 cm x 20.3 cm x 15.2 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1996.9.5
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. Hershel Richman and Dr. Elizabeth Rosner Richman (Class of 1967)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
mh_1996_9_5_v1.jpg

Description:
Double -spout-and bridge vessel (blackware).

Label Text:
Ancient Americans did not use the potter’s wheel, but created masterful ceramic vessels through a variety of techniques, including coil-and-slab construction and hand modeling. The Moche culture of north coastal Peru and their descendants, the Lambayeque people, were especially sophisticated and mass-produced elegant vessels like this one using multipart clay molds. Excavations at urban sites in the Lambayeque region illustrate the complexity of these societies, and have revealed ceramic, metal, and weaving workshops.

Tags:
ancient; archaeology; indigenous people

Link to share this object record:
https://museums.fivecolleges.edu/detail.php?t=objects&type=ext&id_number=MH+1996.9.5

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.

4 Related Media Items

mh_1996_9_5_v1.jpg
mh_1996_9_5_v1.jpg
mh_1996_9_5_v1.jpg
mh_1996_9_5_v2.jpg
mh_1996_9_5_v1.jpg
mh_1996_9_5_v1_cc.jpg
mh_1996_9_5_v1.jpg
mh_1996_9_5_v2_cc.jpg
<< Viewing Record 746 of 1821 >>