Male Effigy Vessel with Tie-Dye Tunic

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Title

Male Effigy Vessel with Tie-Dye Tunic

Keywords

Ceramic, container, figure

Date

1 - 650 AD

Context

Early Intermediate Period
South America, Central Andes, South Coast
Nasca 6

Medium/Dimensions

Ceramic
7 3/16 x 4 15/16 in. (18.3 x 12.5 cm)

Object Number

1989.008.101

Description

Ceramic images of people made by the Nasca fifteen hundred to two thousand years ago placed emphasis on the subjects' clothing. Textiles were very important in the Central Andes, and many fiber works of art were made by the talented Nasca weavers. The dry sands of the coastal desert of Peru have preserved thousands of these cloths, but ceramic images depict many more, as here. The man has a double belt, carefully shown with knots in the front, a shoulder mantle that may have been tie-dyed, and a woven headband with a stepped triangle motif. The ceramic painters took great pains to show how the mantle went over his upper arms and how the two halves of the headband overlapped.

Credit Line

Gift of William C. and Carol W. Thibadeau

Exhibits/Publications

Seeing with New Eyes: Pre-Columbian Art from the Thibideau Collection, Emory University Museum of Art and Archaeology, March 4 - October 13, 1992|
MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, September 2002 - June 2012|
MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, February 9, 2013 - Present
Rebecca Stone-Miller, Art of the Andes: From Chavin to Inca (New York: Thames and Hudson, 1995), 70, figures 53 - 54.|
Rebecca Stone-Miller, Seeing With New Eyes: Highlights of the Michael C. Carlos Museum Collection of Art of the Ancient Americas (Atlanta: Michael C. Carlos Museum, 2002), 239, figure 545.

Rights

© Michael C. Carlos Museum, Emory University. Photo by Bruce M. White, 2006.
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On View

Yes

Citation

“Male Effigy Vessel with Tie-Dye Tunic,” Michael C. Carlos Museum Collections Online, accessed September 25, 2017, http://carlos.digitalscholarship.emory.edu/items/show/8377.

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