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Food & Drink
South American ➔ Aryballos Pot, Chimu And Inca

Identifier:
131465
Description:
Coarse grayware pot with pointed bottom, flared spout, two round handles, and vertically-grooved body.;See web label for details. Identified by Virginia Miller, Professor of Art History, Department of Art History, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL; tel: 312.413.2467;As the Inca gained increasing regional power in the early 1400s, their cultural trends began to exert significant influence on surrounding people groups. This pot shows a convergence of Inca and Chimu styles. The pottery is typical Chimu blackware, but the pointed bottom, termed aryballos, is a direct influence of Inca culture. Pots like this were placed in holders, or stuck in the sand. Many art historians also note that this shape is similar to Greek amphora.
Date:
700 – 1470
Materials:
Clay
Dimensions:
5.9" h
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Steel, Thomas A.
Rights:

Makers/Donors
Late Chimu

Thomas A. Steel