Temple vessel - ROM2007_9054_6

ROM2007_9054_6

Temple vessel

Maker: Sicán
Medium:Clay
Geography: North Coast of Peru
Date: 900-1100 AD
Period: Middle Sicán Period
Dimensions:
21.5 × 14.5 × 9.5 cm
Object number: 924.34.11
On view
Gallery Location:Shreyas and Mina Ajmera Gallery of Africa, the Americas and Asia-Pacific
DescriptionThis vessel depicts a member of the Sicán elite standing in front of a temple. The figure is dressed as the Sicán Deity, the main god of the period who controlled the forces of nature.  Two small holes in the spout could be used to turn the pot into a whistle. 
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