Pelican vessel - ROM2007_9054_9


Pelican vessel

Maker: Chimu-Inca
Geography: North Coast of Peru
Date: 1470-1532 AD
Period: Late Horizon Period
22.9 × 22.9 × 20.3 cm
Object number: 930.32.7
On view
Gallery Location:Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific
DescriptionIn the late fifteenth century, the Inca empire conquered the Chimu state on the North Coast of present day Peru. For two millennia, the region's artists made animal effigy vessels from moulds, with Chimu examples often smoke-fired blackwares. This stirrup-spouted pelican vessel has a classic Chimu form, but is painted like an Inca vessel. 
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