Museum Collections - Ancient Peru - Wari - Artifact #1
WHO: Wari culture
WHERE: Central highlands, Peru
WHEN: Middle Horizon, A.D. 800 -1000
WHAT: Vessels with double spouts and bridge handles, such as this one, are a common form in Wari ceramics. The polychrome painting here includes natural elements and abstractions that are typical, such as square-ended appendages. The bird, likely a hawk, on this vessel combines elements of the natural and spiritual world.
HOW: Mould-made with hand-modelled details; slip-painted and burnished.
MUSEUM: Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. G83.1.319
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