Nazca Vessel with Spotted Cat Design

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 22 November 2015

This is double-spouted vessel; a "Spotted Cat" was depicted on it. Mythical creatures are frequently depicted on Nazca vessels. Combinations of multiple elements result in a wide range of forms. The "Spotted Cat" figure represents the pampas cat, native to the south coast of Peru. From Nasca, Peru, circa 200-300 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 Vessel with Spotted Cat Design. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4211/nazca-vessel-with-spotted-cat-design/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Nazca Vessel with Spotted Cat Design." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified November 22, 2015. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/4211/nazca-vessel-with-spotted-cat-design/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Nazca Vessel with Spotted Cat Design." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 22 Nov 2015. Web. 07 Feb 2023.

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