• Culture/People:

    probably Diaguita (archaeological culture) (attributed)

  • Object name:


  • Date created:

    AD 1400-1600

  • Place:

    Between Temuco and Cajón; Cautín Province; Araucanía Region IX; Chile

  • Media/Materials:

    Pottery, paint

  • Techniques:

    Coiled/hand built, modeled, painted

  • Collection History/Provenance:

    Probably collected or excavated about 1915 by Chilean ethnologist and ethnohistorian Tomás Guevara Silva (ca. 1863-1938); formerly in the collection of the Museo Nacional de Historia Natural (Santiago, Chile); acquired by MAI in 1930 via an exchange with the Museo National which was negotiated by Samuel K. Lothrop (1892-1965, MAI staff member) during the MAI's Thea Heye-Lothrop Expedition to Chile in that year.

  • Dimensions:

    15 x 15 x 13.5 cm

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