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Pepino Vessel with Small Lizard Handle

ca. 1470-1535 CE
Precolumbian
6 7/8 in. (17.5 cm)

Unknown, Chimú-Inca
Peruvian

Object Type: Ceramics
Medium and Support: Blackware
Credit Line: Joseph T. Simon Fund
Accession Number: 1943.8
Location: Currently on view
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The Chimú culture valued individually woven and embroidered textiles and fancy metalwork, but most of their pottery was mass produced mold-made blackware. Many copies of each design were created and disseminated and have been found in graves throughout the region.
[Gallery label text, 2009]

Provenance
Purchased by the Gallery through the Official Commercial Agency of the Peruvian Industries in 1943

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