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Cupisnique stirrip-spout jar

Cupisnique stirrip-spout jar
ca. 600–100 BC
Cupisnique, Peru
21 x 14 cm
Purchased from Darwin B. Palmer, Jr.

Cupisnique culture, which arose on the north coast of Peru, was strongly influenced by Chavín culture, centered in the highlands. This dark, thick-walled, and highly burnished vessel with incised decoration may have been used during special feasts, ceremonies, and other public gatherings.

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