Collected before 1860, this pot was taken from a burial site. Handled jars are common vessels but their function is unclear. Two key motifs are depicted, both of which relate to the sea and are indicators of great social change.

Object Summary

Museum Number A611
Simple Name handled jar
Full Name burial vessel
Common Name bottle
Production country Peru
Material blackware pottery
Collection class Religion and magic
Collection continent America
Collection area/region S
Production town near Trujillo
Production county North coast
Production continent Latin America and the Caribbean
Production year low 1470
Production year high 1532
Cultural group Chimú-Inca
Function name container
Function detail Blackware bottle, the handle in the form of a monkey. Documented as having been taken from the Huacas or burial place of the Incas near Truxillo. Collected before 1860.