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Bridge-spouted Bottle with Seabirds

Date: 100-300
Overall: 15.9 x 12.6 cm (6 1/4 x 4 15/16 in.)
Medium: Red earthenware, slip, burnishing, and hand-built.
Credit Line: Gift of George and Helen Gardiner
Origin:Peru, South Coast
Object number: G83.1.185
DescriptionEarly Nasca painted bridge-spout bottle, Early Intermediate period, with two large standing birds with open beaks. It has backward-sweeping wings and tails, and a sea figure below, possibly a shark. It is painted in grey, purplish-red, cream, orange, and tan on a dark brown ground.