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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Moche
Title:Rattle-based cup in form of owl
Date Made:500-700 CE
Type:Container; Ceramic
Materials:Ceramic; earthenware with burnishing
Place Made:South America; Peru; Moche Valley
Measurements:Overall: 6 1/4 in x 5 1/8 in x 4 1/2 in; 15.9 cm x 13 cm x 11.4 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1975.15.18
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Mathias (Barbara V. Lord, Class of 1934)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Vessel wih narrow circular foot and moulded owl face. Owl's ears protrude from the sides of the vessel and the eyes are framed by concentric circles.

Tags:
pottery; vessels; containers; ancient; archaeology; birds; drinking; religion; mythology; indigenous people

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