Nazca Bowl with Bird Monster

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Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 22 November 2015
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Mythical beings are depicted on this bowl, a typical "late" Nazca vessel with a proliferous design. The subject is depicted in profile and there is a use of complex and repeated motifs. This artistic development preceded the decline of a discernible Nazca style, explained in terms of the increasing influence of the Wari civilization. From Nasca, Peru, 400-500 CE. (National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh, UK)

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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APA Style

Amin, O. S. M. (2015, November 22). Nazca Bowl with Bird Monster. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4204/nazca-bowl-with-bird-monster/

Chicago Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Nazca Bowl with Bird Monster." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 22, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4204/nazca-bowl-with-bird-monster/.

MLA Style

Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Nazca Bowl with Bird Monster." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Nov 2015. Web. 28 Jul 2021.