Deity vessel - ROM2007_9011_1

ROM2007_9011_1

Deity vessel

Maker: Sicán
Medium:Clay
Geography: North Coast of Peru
Date: 900-1100 AD
Period: Middle Sicán Period (900-1100 AD)
Dimensions:
22 × 17.5 × 16.5 cm
Object number: 959.56.6
Credit Line: Gift of Mrs. Walter Reid
On view
Gallery Location:Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific
DescriptionThis single spouted jar depicts the Sicán deity flanked by two birds. The god controlled the elements and Sicán rulers personified the diety in public ceremonies where they performed on truncated pyramid for crowds gathered in plazas below. This particular type of jar was quite popular and is found throughout the North Coast at the height of Sicán influence.
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