• Culture/People:

    probably Nazca (Nasca) (archaeological culture) (attributed)

  • Object name:

    Whistling jar in the form of a jaguar

  • Date created:

    AD 200-500

  • Place:

    Nasca (Nazca) region; Peru

  • Media/Materials:

    Pottery, paint

  • Techniques:

    Coiled/hand built, modeled, painted

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Collection history unknown; formerly in the collection of José A. Gayoso (b. ca. 1898, a landowner in Chongoyape, Peru, who sidelined in excavating and selling antiquities); purchased by MAI in 1931.

  • Dimensions:

    23 x 18 x 17.5 cm

  • Catalog number:



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