red clay vessel decorated in cream and red; C-shaped handle from duck's head to back, with a spout at center

Vessel in the form of a Duck, 1st-8th century

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In the high desert of Peru water is very scarce. These ceramics, although made of porous earthenware, are slip coated and highly burnished to reduce loss of water due to evaporation. The spouts on the stirrup handles would also have been stoppered.

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Vessel in the form of a Duck
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2002.197
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red clay vessel decorated in cream and red; C-shaped handle from duck's head to back, with a spout at center