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Handeled Jar with Painted Relief Depicting Figure with Animals

A work made of ceramic and pigment.
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  • A work made of ceramic and pigment.

Date:

1000/1476

Artist:

Lambayeque or Tiwanaku
Central or north coast, Peru

About this artwork

The subtly raised design on this ceramic jar depicts a warrior wearing a crescent headdress and holding a staff. This figure is surrounded by fish, a hawk-human hybrid, and a serpent, which create a dynamic scene that emphasizes the cultural importance of animals and their imagery.

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Arts of the Americas

Culture

Lambayeque

Title

Handeled Jar with Painted Relief Depicting Figure with Animals

Origin

Peru

Date

Made 1000–1476

Medium

Ceramic and pigment

Dimensions

22.4 × 17.5 cm (8 13/16 × 6 7/8 in.)

Credit Line

Kate S. Buckingham Endowment

Reference Number

1955.2376

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