Purchased at Lima
Double spout and bridge. Head of puma or jaguar. Tear bands coming out of eyes.
Double-spouted jug with an effigy-zoomorphic body, tapered neck, rounded rim, 1 bridge handle extending from spout to spout, and a flat base. No molded/modeled additions. The body is shaped like a felid head (jaguar or puma). The vessel is shaped like a jaguar head with two spouts where the ears would be. The vessel is painted with the features of the jaguar over a red painted body and brown painted spouts and handle. There appears to be a burnished finish on the exterior. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. There are brush marks visible in some areas. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "490."
William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
Current & Past Exhibitions:
South American Gallery (1955 - 1994)
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