Cup in the form of a fish

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Culture/People
probably Chimú (archaeological culture) (attributed)
Previous owner
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954
Seller
A. Hyatt Verrill (Alpheus Hyatt Verrill), Non-Indian, 1871-1954
Object Name
Cup in the form of a fish
Media/Materials
Wood, spondylus shell/shells, conus/cone snail shell/shells, shell/shells, turquoise, tree pitch/gum
Techniques
Carved, inlaid, glued
Dimensions
13 x 7 x 24 cm
Object Type
Ceremonial/Ritual items
Place
Lambayeque Region; Peru
Date created
AD 900-1470
Collection History
Collected or purchased from local residents by Alpheus Hyatt Verrill (1871-1954, explorer, author, and MAI field collector) at an unknown date; purchased by MAI from Hyatt Verrill in 1928.
Catalog Number
15/9408
Barcode
159408.000
See related items
Chimú (archaeological culture)
Ceremonial/Ritual items
On View
NMAI, New York, NY: Infinity of Nations, Andes
Data Source
National Museum of the American Indian
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