Around 300 BC the Nasca culture developed on the south coast of Peru. It is particularly known for its colorful ceramics. The painting on this cup shows five human-like figures. Everyone seems to be carrying a wicker basket or a net on their backs and a digging stick in their hands, which as a field device could indicate a connection to food and water. The figures could be so-called rain dwarfs, who are interpreted as farmers or servants of the rain god.