vessel with Mythical Spotted Cat

 
Culture
Nazca
Creation date
Materials
slipped and painted earthenware
Dimensions
H: 7 in.
Credit line
Julius F. Pratt Fund
Accession number
47.31
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The Mythical Spotted Cat, associated with bountiful crops, wears a mouth mask and represents a predatory cat, which preys on pests found in agricultural fields.

Peruvian vessels were used in everyday activities, although most surviving examples were found in graves.

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