Globular in form of cat's head, eyes are deep set
Wide mouthed vessel with an effigy-zoomorphic body, no neck/collar, rounded rim, no handles, and a flat base. The vessel is shaped like a head with depressed half circle eyes, a raised nose, and ears. The vessel is painted white with black lines delineating the eyes and mouth. The mouth is also painted red and white. The vessel was likely fired in an oxidizing atmosphere as the ceramic paste is orange in color. The catalogue number is written on the bottom of the base and black ink on the bottom of the base reads: "3199."
William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897
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