Effigy Jar


From: Peru | Peru, North Coast

Curatorial Section: American

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Object Number 55-3-3
Current Location Collections Storage
Culture Moche
Provenience Peru | Peru, North Coast
Culture Area Andean
Section American
Materials Ceramic
Iconography Man

Man, Standing, Large wide-mouthed Jar. Red pottery; surface badly worn. Standing human figure with short legs; heavy body with hands at sides at low waist (indicated by groove). Head, which is neck of vessel, wears large ear plugs and headdress in form of animal with legs in low relief and head in the round projecting over forehead, and tail in low relief on back. Cracked.

Height 27.5 cm
Credit Line Gift of Henry S. Jeanes, 1955

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