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Large Water Jug

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Pre-Columbian Anonymous,
Large Water Jug, 1200 - 1500 AD
Earthenware
12 in. x 8 5/8 in. x 8 5/8 in. (30.48 cm x 21.91 cm x 21.91 cm)


Object Type: Ceramic
Technique: Hand-built
Credit Line: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Marer
Accession Number: 89.4.5


Commentary
This was accessioned as a container from the Benue Valley in Nigeria, but has been since re-labelled as an object made by the moche group of ancient Peru.

Marks
No marks.

Medium
Earthenware, hand-built and unburnished. Blackened through reduction.

Object Description
This is a large water jug with a foot. It has been reduced to black with an incised decoration around the top of the body. There is also some crosshatching. There is a loop handle and a monkey/man shaped head near the base. The shape is fairly crude. It is unburnished and hand-formed.

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