Cup: human head
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- 6 × 4 1/4 × 4 1/2 in. (15.24 × 10.8 × 11.43 cm)
- Arts of the Americas
- Not On View
- CREDIT LINE:
- Dallas Museum of Art, the Nora and John Wise Collection, bequest of John Wise
- Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
- OBJECT NUMBER:
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.
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.