Nazca Head Bowl


Nazca Head Bowl

A Pre-Columbian Nazca bowl painted with images of decapitated heads with long hair and alternating flesh tones.

Southern Peru.
Ca. 500 - 800 AD.
Diameter: 6 in. (15.2 cm).

The Nazca culture thrived on the southern coast of what is now Peru. Artistically the Nazcas are distinguished by their bold abstract designs in both ceramics and textiles. Their pottery was of fine thin walled design and was painted in as many as thirteen different colors depicting an array of naturalistic and mythological motifs.

Formerly in a New York private collection, acquired in the 1960's.

Inv#: 8118


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