Bottle

Description
Collected before 1860, this pot was taken from a burial site. Handled jars are common vessels but their function is unclear. Two key motifs are depicted, both of which relate to the sea and are indicators of great social change.
Accession Loan No.
A611
Collection Class
Religion and magic
Common Name
bottle
Simple Name
handled jar
Full Name
burial vessel
Dimensions
whole height 153 mm; whole diameter 130 mm
Cultural Group
Chimú-Inca
Production Year Low
1470
Production Year High
1532
Production Town
near Trujillo
Production County
North coast
Production Country
Peru
Production Area Region
South America
Production Continent
Latin America and the Caribbean
Family Group

Material
blackware pottery
Function Name
container
Function Detail
Blackware bottle, the handle in the form of a monkey. Documented as having been taken from the Huacas or burial place of the Incas near Truxillo. Collected before 1860.
Collection Area Region
S
Collection Continent
America

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