Andes, north coast, Cupisnique style
Ceramic, pigment (cinnabar?), Overall: 14.3 x 14.9 cm (5 5/8 x 5 13/16 in.). Gift of John and Agneta Solomon 2017.55
This ceramic vessel features a supine human being pecked by two birds that perch on the vesselâ€™s doughnut-shaped chamber. The identity of the apparently mythical creature modeled in low relief on the sides of the stirrup-shaped spout is unknown. Little can be said about meaning beyond pointing out an obvious reference to death.
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