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Vessel in the form of "achira" root

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Description: The Ancient Americas: Art from Sacred Landscapes
On the arid coastal plain of southern Peru arose a culture that was to become one of the most famous in the prehistory of that country. Between roughly 200 BC and AD 600, the people inhabiting the Nazca River system made textiles and ceramics that were of the highest technical and artistic quality. Thanks to the desert climate, many of these objects were well preserved and can be seen in museums much as they appeared to the people who made them nearly two thousand years ago. Among the finest …
PublisherArt Institute of Chicago
Related print edition pages: pp.291-301

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