Monochrome and polychrome in the desert

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Chile’s northern desert had two broad areas of development in the past: one, in the Loa River and Atacama salt field, and the other in Arica and neighboring valleys. While the cultural development of both areas was similar, the aesthetics of their ceramic art went in different directions from the start. The first area preferred monochrome pottery and the second favored polychrome. These different options could have obeyed a need to show cultural or ethnic differences but also they could have been in response to different outside influences.

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Botella con rostro antropomorfo

Botella con rostro antropomorfo

Materials: Ceramic

400 - 700 d.C.

Measures: 170 mm de alto x 162 mm de ancho

Part Code: MCHAP 0557-0556

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Vaso

Vaso

Materials: Ceramic

Medio 400 - 700 d.C. Fase Quitor. Tipo Negro Pulido.

Measures: 122 mm de alto

Part Code: MCHAP 0579

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"Kero". Vaso polícromo

“Kero”. Vaso polícromo

Materials: Ceramic

Desarrollos Regionales 1100- 1200 d.C. Arica I.

Measures: 156 mm de alto

Part Code: MCHAP 2093

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