Museum Collections - Ancient Peru - Nasca - Artifact #3
WHO: Nasca culture
WHERE: South coast, Peru
WHEN: Early Intermediate Period, A.D. 100 - 300
WHAT: This massive ceramic object of the early Nasca style depicts a modest human in a simple men's skirt clutching a baton and a trophy head. He is being preyed upon by a larger, richly adorned personage who appears to be feasting via a long tongue through the victim's neck.
Height: 62.5 cm
HOW: Coil-built and hand-modelled vessel; polychrome slip painting within black slip-painted outlines; burnished.
MUSEUM: Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. G83.1.87