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Creator Nationality: South American; Pre-Columbian; Nazca
Creator Name-CRT: Peru, South Coast, Nasca
Title: Bowl with Trophy-head Taster Image
Title Type: Primary
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 100
Creation End Date: 350
Creation Date: c. 100-350
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: Ceramic
Materials and Techniques: earthenware with colored slips
Dimensions: Diameter: 18cm, Overall: 13cm
AMICA Contributor: The Cleveland Museum of Art
Owner Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
ID Number: 1949.561
Credit Line: Gift of John Wise
Style or Period: Peru, South Coast, Nasca
Context: Painted on this vessel is a human figure costumed as a being called the 'Trophy Head Taster,' a supernatural who combines falcon, feline, and human traits. He wears a gold mouth mask and headdress ornament, as well as three gold disks affixed to the tresses on either side of his face. His long tongue extends to taste a feline trophy head. With one hand he grasps a nude prisoner; a human trophy head with the other.
AMICA ID: CMA_.1949.561
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights:
Copyright, The Cleveland Museum of Art
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