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Roller "Pintadera"

Unknown5th B.C-5th century

Museo de Arte Precolombino e Indígena (MAPI), Uruguay

Museo de Arte Precolombino e Indígena (MAPI), Uruguay

The function of this piece is to print surfaces with dyes, like human skin, ceramics and textiles, among others. The rollers are widely distributed throughout America, including the Intermediate Area. They have a cylindrical shape and a transverse hole, and its surface is carved with various designs.
The function of this piece is to print surfaces with dyes, like human skin, ceramics and textiles, among others.

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Details

  • Title: Roller "Pintadera"
  • Creator: Unknown
  • Date Created: 5th B.C-5th century
  • Physical Dimensions: w2.9 x h3.4 cm
  • Period: Regional devolpment period
  • Culture: Jama-Coaque
  • Type: Ceramic work object
  • Rights: MAPI, 2005, MAPI

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