Water pot

The Chancay inhabited the central coast of Peru, and were conquered by the Chimú, then the Inca. Through interregional commerce, they were strongly connected to the many states and chiefdoms that surrounded them.

Earthenware jar with handles on either side of the neck. The body is painted in a white, red and black geometric pattern associated with mountains. The means of acquisition for this clay vessel is unknown.

Donated by Mrs Tregellis in 1934.

H.245 x Dia.119mm

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
117/1934/2
Category
Ethnography
Collection Class
Religion and magic
Collection Area Region
S
Material
potterypigment
Common Name
water pot
Simple Name
jar
Production Town
Ancon
Production County
Central
Production Country
Peru
Production Year Low
1000
Production Year High
1450

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handled jar