Nazca Fish Bowl


Nazca Fish Bowl

A Pre-Columbian Nazca high-walled bowl painted with stylized fish circling around the bottom of the basin, with three pairs of fish in panels on the inner wall of the vase. The outside wall is decorated with a geometric pattern of skate heads, painted nose to nose, creating a diamond pattern.

Southern Peru.
Ca. 650 - 600 AD.
Diameter: 7 in. (18 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 German private collection.

Inv#: 8360


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