Bridge-Spout Vessel in the Form of a Woman Holding a Mirror

Bridge-Spout Vessel in the Form of a Woman Holding a Mirror

400–600 CE
Culture
Nasca
Locale
Peru, south coast
Country
Peru
Object
bottle
Medium
Slip-painted ceramic
Accession Number
1969.289
Credit Line
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Simons

Unknown Nasca artist, South coast, Peru. Bridge-Spout Vessel in the Form of a Woman Holding a Mirror, 400–600 CE. Slip-painted ceramic, 5 ½ x 4 ½ inches. Denver Art Museum Collection: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Simons, 1969.289.

Dimensions
height: 5.5 in, 13.9700 cm; width: 4.5 in, 11.4300 cm
Department
Mayer Center, Art of the Ancient Americas
Collection
Art of the Ancient Americas
This object is currently on view

Female Figure
Chupícuaro
About 400–300 B.C.
Mexico, Guanajuato
Earthenware with colored slips
Museum purchase, 1968.157

Small female figurines with elaborate coiffures and jewelry were common burial offerings at the site of Chupícuaro, Guanajuato.  Larger, hollow figures with slip-painted body patterns are less common.  This figure's wide hips and hand placement suggest pregnancy.

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