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Artist/Maker: Paracas (South Coast, Peru)

Date: 700 BCE-1 CE
Medium: pottery and slip paint
Overall: 11 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (29.2 x 26.7 cm)
Classification: Containers
Credit Line: Museum purchase through funds from The Ceramic League of Miami
Object number: 60.229.000
DescriptionThe Paracas mythological Oculate being was a composite image with fox, feline, killer whale, and bird attributes. Paracas potters were more interested in the decoration of the ceramic surfaces than in the sculptural form. Incised lines were often filled with brightly colored resins in a post-fired application.
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