Cup: human head

DATE:
1438–1534
MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
Silver
CLASSIFICATION:
Containers
DIMENSIONS:
6 × 4 1/4 × 4 1/2 in. (15.24 × 10.8 × 11.43 cm)
DEPARTMENT:
Arts of the Americas
LOCATION:
Not On View
CREDIT LINE:
Dallas Museum of Art, the Nora and John Wise Collection, bequest of John Wise
OBJECT NUMBER:
1983.W.1128

General Description

The silver cup represents the formal diversity associated with Late Horizon (1400-1532 CE) vessels. Effigy cups with pointed noses have been identified with north coast Chimú culture, while wooden molds with such features have been recovered from as far as the south coast.

Adapted from

Kimberly L. Jones, PhD, Inca: Conquests of the Andes / Los Incas y las conquistas de los Andes, Label text [1967.4; 1983.W.1128; 1976.W.1130], 2015.