{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 22989, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/22989", "Disp_Access_No" : "PC.B.430", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "900-600 BCE", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "", "_Disp_End_Date" : "", "Disp_Title" : "Cup With Stylized Spiders", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "", "Sort_Artist" : "", "Disp_Dimen" : "8.5 cm x 6.9 cm (3 3/8 in. x 2 11/16 in.)", "Disp_Height" : "8.5 cm", "Disp_Width" : "6.9 cm", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "steatite", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "steatite", "Info_Page_Comm" : "Probably a ceremonial artifact used in Cupisnique rituals. Carved in low relief on the exterior of the cup are two identical stylized spiders seen from above. In Cupisnique religious thought, the arachnid figure seems to have been associated with rainfall, fertility, and possibly divination. On the base, a feline head with a fanged mouth is represented in profile. ", "Dedication" : "Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "", "Creation_Place2" : "Cupisnique", "Department" : "Pre-Columbian Collection", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Initial Period", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "NGA number 433 / Bliss number B-430.PL / DO number PC.B.430 (57.297, 63.346) A similar object were sold on 11/21/2006 in a New York Christie''s auction for $192,000 (base price: $18,000 - 28,000) Object was weighed in June 2016 with electronic scale (Swiss made: Mettler Toledo PB3002-S/FACT Topload Balance, from the B-S/FACT series), no previous weight on record (JAM).", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.430.S1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.430.S1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.430.S1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.430.S1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "19604", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.430.S2.JPG", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.430.S2.JPG", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.430.S2.JPG", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.430.S2.JPG", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "19676", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 22732, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/22732", "Disp_Access_No" : "PC.B.562", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "800-700 BCE", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "", "_Disp_End_Date" : "", "Disp_Title" : "Pyroengraved Gourd", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "", "Sort_Artist" : "", "Disp_Dimen" : "8.3 cm x 15.9 cm (3 1/4 in. x 6 1/4 in.)", "Disp_Height" : "8.3 cm", "Disp_Width" : "15.9 cm", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "gourd", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "gourd", "Info_Page_Comm" : "This dried gourd could have been used as a serving or drinking container. The design, achieved by scraping, burning and incising, seems to represent a looped net filled with feline figures and trophy heads. An angular fret was also carved around the rim of the gourd. The guilloche pattern divides the design into two sections in which the figures appear framed by geometrical shapes.", "Dedication" : "Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC. Gift of Michael D. Coe, 1967.", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "", "Creation_Place2" : "ChavĂ­n and Cupisnique influenced", "Department" : "Pre-Columbian Collection", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Early Horizon", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Previously on record in Period/Style field: Early Horizon Gift of Michael D. Coe, 1964 Said to have been found with B-545, a painted textile with supernatural, and B-562, a pyroengraved gourd, and a ceramic bottle in a tomb in Callango; acquired by John Wise and then by Michael D. Coe. In a visit to the collection on October 15th 2010, Michael Coe said the ceramic that accompany the lot was a double spout and bridge bottle, probably Paracas, and he think he donated it to the American Museum of Natural History (NY) or the yale peabody Museum (New Haven). Peter Kaulicke (Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru) excavated in 2007 a looted tomb in the site of Coyungo in the Rio Grande Valley, Ica, (site: BriG 3117 in his project''s nomenclature) and found three fragments of textile that, he claims, correspond to PC.B.544 (said to be found in the same context with this gourd). A macroscopic and iconographical analysis supports this hypothesis. The bigger piece corresponds with the missing part on the lower center of the DO textile and the other two of missing parts. The tomb was dated 800-700 BCE by C14. Detailed photos of textile structure, by Joe Mills, and a technical drawing of structure, by Jeff Splitstoser, will be done and send to Patricia Landa (textile specialist in Peru, working with Dr. Kaulicke) to test the hypothesis. Our records indicate that the DO textile came from the site of Callango, in the Ica valley, which has a very close pronunciation as Coyungo, located in the Rio Grande Valley (next valley to the south) so it the hypothesis is correct we will change the information to Coyungo in our records. (Juan A. Murro April 9, 2009). Object was weighed in June 2016 with electronic scale (Swiss made: Mettler Toledo PB3002-S/FACT Topload Balance, from the B-S/FACT series), there was no previous weight on record (JAM). ", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.562.S1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.562.S1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.562.S1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.562.S1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "19749", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 22990, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/22990", "Disp_Access_No" : "PC.B.429", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "900-600 BCE", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "", "_Disp_End_Date" : "", "Disp_Title" : "Cup With Anthropomorphs", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "", "Sort_Artist" : "", "Disp_Dimen" : "10.5 cm x 6.3 cm (4 1/8 in. x 2 1/2 in.)", "Disp_Height" : "10.5 cm", "Disp_Width" : "6.3 cm", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "steatite", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "steatite", "Info_Page_Comm" : "The outer walls show two anthropomorphic figures in profile suspended in the air, joined together by a long, sinuous rope. The elongated fanged mouths and interlocking teeth suggest supernatural or feline qualities.", "Dedication" : "Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "", "Creation_Place2" : "Cupisnique", "Department" : "Pre-Columbian Collection", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Early Horizon", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "NGA number 405 / Bliss number B-429.PL / DO number PC.B.429 (57.298, 63.345) Previously on record in Period/Style field: Early Horizon A similar object were sold on 11/21/2006 in a New York Christie''s auction for $192,000 (base price: $18,000 - 28,000) Bliss-Lothrop correspondence, Nov 10, 1948: Chavin goblet "said (by the Peruvian "correspondent" of von Schoeler) to have come from "Chavin de Huantar, Callejon de Huaylas, Department of Ancash, Peru"; Lothrop Nov 15, 1948: "Wise tells me your Chavin cup was exposed by the landslide at Chavin de Huantar itself. If so, it should be mentioned in the catalogue. If you want a drawing of the design, I can arrange to have it done from the cast in New York." (MAD) Object was weighed in June 2016 with electronic scale (Swiss made: Mettler Toledo PB3002-S/FACT Topload Balance, from the B-S/FACT series), there was no previous weight on record (JAM).", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.429.S1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.429.S1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.429.S1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.429.S1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "19603", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.429.S2.JPG", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.429.S2.JPG", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.429.S2.JPG", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.429.S2.JPG", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "19675", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 22517, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/22517", "Disp_Access_No" : "PC.B.573", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "900-600 BC", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "", "_Disp_End_Date" : "", "Disp_Title" : "Cup With Supernatural Feline-Birds", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "", "Sort_Artist" : "", "Disp_Dimen" : "10 cm x 8 cm (3 15/16 in. x 3 1/8 in.)", "Disp_Height" : "10 cm", "Disp_Width" : "8 cm", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "steatite", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "steatite with cinnabar", "Info_Page_Comm" : "This is a straight walled cup with no decoration on the band around the mouth or on the bottom. It is carved with two nearly identical figures of a feline-bird with a fanged head, wings, tail feathers, and a large beak. A human hand grasps the head of a seemingly mutilated snake. Carved in low relief with incisions and cinnabar.", "Dedication" : "Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "", "Creation_Place2" : "Cupisnique", "Department" : "Pre-Columbian Collection", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Early Horizon", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Previously on record in Period/Style field: Early Horizon A similar object was sold on 11/21/2006 in a New York Christie''s auction for $192,000 (base price: $18,000 - 28,000) Object was weighed in June 2016 with electronic scale (Swiss made: Mettler Toledo PB3002-S/FACT Topload Balance, from the B-S/FACT series), there was no previous weight on record (JAM). Note from Henning Bischof, 7/25/2008 Dear Joanne, You might be interested to know that thanks to a recent art find, chances are greatly improved that your Early Chavin stone beaker B-573 (my fig. 4.12a in the Conklin/Quilter Chavin book) is indeed authentic. My cautionary note #7 does not fully apply to that piece anymore. Of course, the conventional dating given by Burger (900-600 B.C.) is wrong by several hundred years. In the calibrated time scale (which Richard probably didn''t apply then), the date of this and other related authentic pieces would be 1550-1450 calB.C. according to the 14C-dated reference find. Best wishes, Henning", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.573.S1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.573.S1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.573.S1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.573.S1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "19759", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] },{ "embark_ID" : 22518, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/22518", "Disp_Access_No" : "PC.B.580", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "900-600 BCE", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "", "_Disp_End_Date" : "", "Disp_Title" : "Plate With Anthropomorphized Spider", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "", "Sort_Artist" : "", "Disp_Dimen" : "4 cm x 14.1 cm x 14.5 cm (1 9/16 in. x 5 9/16 in. x 5 11/16 in.)", "Disp_Height" : "4 cm", "Disp_Width" : "14.1 cm", "Dimen_Extent" : "", "Medium" : "steatite", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "steatite with cinnabar", "Info_Page_Comm" : "The three dimensional supernatural figure represented on this plate combines human and arachnid characteristics. The rear of the figure is represented as a face with winged eyes out of which emerge a central tooth and two canines. On the other side, a human arm and hand grasp several severed human heads. A netted bag containing other trophy heads is hanging from the figure's head. The general position of the figure is characteristic of a conventionalized arachnid and could symbolize death and fertility. Steatite, carved in low relief, with cinnabar.", "Dedication" : "Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "", "Creation_Place2" : "Cupisnique", "Department" : "Pre-Columbian Collection", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "Early Horizon", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "Previously on record in Period/Style field: Early Horizon Object was weighed in June 2016 with electronic scale (Swiss made: Mettler Toledo PB3002-S/FACT Topload Balance, from the B-S/FACT series), previous weight on record was 354.59g", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/PC.B.580.S1.jpg", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/PC.B.580.S1.jpg", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/PC.B.580.S1.jpg", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/PC.B.580.S1.jpg", "IsPrimary" : "1", "_SurrogateID" : "19766", "Image_Type" : "", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }