Double-spout container

900–1100 C.E.

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

The goblet-style cup, which was used by the Huari and Tiahuanaco for maize beer feasting, developed along the coast following the expansion of these highland societies to the north and south. Extending from the rich metallurgy tradition of the preceding Moche, the north coast Sicán (Lambayeque) culture produced high-status objects and adornments in precious metals. This vessel makes evident the importance of feasting in coastal Andean societies.

**Adapted from**

Kimberly L. Jones, PhD, _Inca: Conquests of the Andes / Los Incas y las conquistas de los Andes_, Label text [1976.W.536; 1976.W.548; 1976.W.549; 1976.W.541; 1976.W.558; 1976.W.1134; 1976.W.1135], 2015.

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  • Title: Double-spout container
  • Date Created: 900–1100 C.E.
  • Physical Dimensions: 9 1/2 × 11 × 6 1/2 in. (24.13 × 27.94 × 16.51 cm)
  • Type: Containers
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/3243319/
  • Medium: Gold and silver
  • period: Late Intermediate Period
  • culture: Sicán (Lambayeque)
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, The Nora and John Wise Collection, gift of Mr. and Mrs. Jake L. Hamon, the Eugene McDermott Family, Mr. and Mrs. Algur H. Meadows and the Meadows Foundation, Incorporated, and Mr. and Mrs. John D. Murchison