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South American ➔ Pot, Sican Or Chimu

Identifier:
131475
Description:
Cast redware pot with mold flashing. The pot is decorated with relief spots over surface of body.;This pot may be from the Sican culture. However, it is hard to be definitive, as the cultures' ceramics were very similar to each other. This piece, as with the others in the Public Museum's collections, is almost certainly authentic. Very few fakes of Chimu pottery are made: authentic pieces are widely available, and the culture is not known for its ceramics artistry. Identified by Virginia Miller, Ph.D., Professor of Art History, Department of Art History, University of Illinois�Chicago; tel: 312.413.2467.;"Peru" written in red on bottom.
Date:
700 – 1470
Materials:
Molded, Clay
Dimensions:
9" h 7.25" w 6.3" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Steel, Thomas A.
Rights:

Makers/Donors
Sican Or Chimu

Thomas A. Steel