Nazca. <em>Jar</em>, 325-440. Ceramic, pigments, 6 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (15.2 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Ernest Erickson Foundation, Inc., 86.224.8. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, CUR.86.224.8_view1.jpg)

Jar

Artist:Nazca

Medium: Ceramic, pigments

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:325-440

Dimensions: 6 x 3 3/4 x 3 3/4 in. (15.2 x 9.5 x 9.5 cm)

Collections:

Museum Location: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor

Exhibitions:

Accession Number: 86.224.8

Image: CUR.86.224.8_view1.jpg,overall

Catalogue Description:
A cylindrical ceramic jar that narrows slightly as it goes from its rounded base to the rim. The base of the jar is slipped with a band of yellow; the band above is reddish-brown; the third and largest section is decorated with four anthropomorphic monkeys on a white ground. The monkeys bend forward with long legs and slightly bent knees, arms that curve gently, and long, wavy tails. Their heads are heart-shaped, with round white eyes and black pupils. Their half-circle mouths have long red tongues extending outward. Multicolored feathers emanate from the top of their heads and bodies. The animals hold bean pods. Condition: good.

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