Pot

Description
The Chancay inhabited the central coast of Peru, and were conquered by the Chimú, then the Inca. Through interregional commerce, they were strongly connected to the many states and chiefdoms that surrounded them.

The context of this specimen is unclear as it was likely looted from a burial. This liquid vessel may have been used for storing chicha beer. It’s likely to date somewhere between 1000 and 1450 CE.

Donated by Major T.W. Gracey in 1958.

H.320mm
Accession Loan No.
76/1958/1
Collection Class
Religion and magic
Common Name
pot
Simple Name
jar
Full Name
handled jar
Dimensions
whole height 320 mm
Cultural Group
Chancay
Period Classification
Late Intermediate Period (900 - 1476AD)
Production Year Low
1000
Production Year High
1450
Production County
Central Coast
Production Country
Peru
Production Area Region
South America
Production Continent
Latin America and the Caribbean
Family Group

Material
pigment; pottery
Function Name
container
Function Detail
Typically, Chancay pots are not as finely made as Moche and Nazca pots, for example.
Collection Area Region
S
Collection Continent
America

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