University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
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Object Number:58-17-135
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mochica
Provenience: Peru
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Clay
Technique:Fired
Iconography:Head
Height: 8.9 cm
Width: 6.1 cm
Credit Line:Bequest of Harry B. Wright, 1958

Description

Hollow, used as vase (?); fired reddish clay; large "snub" nose, clipped; back part looks like long hair or headdress turned under just above shoulders; ears low on head with earring(?) hanging down, mouth straight incised line; eyes detailed, slightly slanted; cheeks flat and broad; headdress straight across forehead; spout at top painted white, partly broken.


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