Nazca 'Maize Ears' Bowl 010672

Nazca 'Maize Ears' Bowl 010672
Ancient Nazca 'Maize Ears' Bowl
Pottery, 9cm x 20cm [3.6 x 8 inches]. Classic AI Nazca bowl of shape Bd, probably from the Paredones area in Ica. The archaeological and iconographic records are unclear as to the exact function of maize in the lives of ancient Nazca people. Rare ritual scenes indicate that it may have been used for ceremonial purposes in the form of chicha than as a staple foodstuff. Here the drawings of partially husked ears of corn identified by the enclosing leaves, partially exposed cob and silk protruding from the top.

 
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