7th-8th century CE
Length: 7 3/4 inches

This Pre-Columbian pottery vessel was produced around the 7th and 8th century and is a part of the Nasco-Huari culture. Nasca became a major cultural center around 200 AD. Its well defined art style included polychromic-slip painting in colors varying from buffs to oranges to tans and browns. This particular pottery object is painted with dark brown and red colors, over a cream slip. The tubular body of the vessel is decorated with two intertwined snakes.