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Vessel

Vessel

  • Place of origin:

    Peru (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 400-1000 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Unknown

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Earthenware

  • Museum number:

    1014-1875

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 137, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 35, shelf 3

Physical description

Water vessel of earthenware in the form of a grotesque seated figure and with serpents crawling on his head. At the back is the handle, from which the spout is missing.

Place of Origin

Peru (made)

Date

ca. 400-1000 (made)

Artist/maker

Unknown

Materials and Techniques

Earthenware

Dimensions

Height: 17.8 cm, Width: 13 cm

Descriptive line

Water vessel of earthenware in the form of a grotesque seated figure, made in Mochica, North Coast of Peru, ca. 400-1000.

Production Note

Made in Mochica, North Coast of Peru. Found in a huaca or burial ground at Chan-Chan.

Materials

Earthenware

Subjects depicted

Grotesque; Serpent

Categories

Ceramics; Earthenware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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