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Artist/Maker: Chavín (North-Central Highlands, Peru)

Date: 1000-200 BCE
Medium: pottery, slip paint and cinnabar (polished blackware)
Overall: 2 1/4 x 6 x 5 3/4 in. (5.7 x 15.2 x 14.6 cm)
Classification: Containers
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stoetzer
Object number: 89.0084
DescriptionIn Chavin iconography, the three primary deities are the feline or jaguar, the serpent, and the falcon. All other fish, marine shells, and plants appear on a secondary level meant to explain the creation and order of nature. This bowl features an incised jaguar and serpent motif.
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