400 – 1300
Medieval Era

Pre-Columbian Cup

Cup, Pre-Columbian, South America, Sicán, Lambayeque:
Batán Grande tombs, c. 850/1250 (Portland Art Museum)

Your Comments (1)

Previous Comments

Maria Rodriguez wrote on Monday, August 30, 2010

I think that the vesel is a amazing part of the Peru people history. Its interesting how the stylization of the face represents a deity on this cup/mug. The size and material of this piece is amazing because it survive such a long period of time, untouched by any other societies that may have used it for other purposes. the craftmanship was so superb that its actually upside down from the perspective in the video. They made so the drinker would view the face right side up as he drinks.

Add Comments

We think Smarthistory works best when it prompts discussion. Please post (on-topic) comments.*

*All comments are moderated

To post a comment, you need the Adobe Flash Plugin. Download it from here.
This work is an open educational resource and This work is licensed under a Creative Common Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 license.