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.

The context of this specimen is unclear as it was likely looted from a burial. This liquid vessel may have been used for storing chicha beer. It’s likely to date somewhere between 1000 and 1450 CE.

Donated by Major T.W. Gracey in 1958.

H.320mm

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
76/1958/1
Category
Ethnography
Collection Class
Religion and magic
Collection Area Region
S
Material
pigmentpottery
Common Name
pot
Simple Name
jar
Period Classification
Late Intermediate Period (900 - 1476AD)
Production County
Central Coast
Production Country
Peru
Production Year Low
1000
Production Year High
1450

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handled jar