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vessel with Mythical Spotted Cat

Nazca


The Mythical Spotted Cat, associated with bountiful crops, wears a mouth mask and represents a predatory cat, which preys on pests found in agricultural fields.

Peruvian vessels were used in everyday activities, although most surviving examples were found in graves.

Object Information

culture
Nazca
creation date
50-200
materials
slipped and painted earthenware
dimensions
H: 7 in.
accession number
47.31
credit line
Julius F. Pratt Fund
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Native Arts of the Americas
colors