Nazca Fishing Tackle


Nazca Fishing Tackle

A Pre-Columbian Nazca group of fishing tackle consisting of a small, finely woven basket, wood float, stone sinker and copper hook. The line cord is spun and plied cotton. A fine cord lashing was used to attach the sinker to the hook.

Ca. 1100 - 1200 AD.
Height as framed: 10 1/2 in. (26.6 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 Chilean private collection.

Inv#: 8361


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