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Effigy Vessel

Object Number:39-20-9
Current Location: Collections Storage
Provenience: Peru
Culture Area: Andean
Date Made: 200 BCE-700 CE
Early Date: -200
Late Date: 700
Height: 28.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. George W. Childs Drexel, 1939


Stirup spout vessel of red ware with red and white paint. Portrait of a warrior, kneeling on left knee and grasping war club with both hands. Wears tunic, fringed and spotted; broad cuffs; and elaborate headress worn over head-cloth, a split jaguar skin band with head in front, legs at side and tail pendant at back. From this band a deep bowl-shaped disc projects at each side of the figure's head: rising from behind the jaguar head is a flat disc bearing a circle of twelve pellets. The headdress is supported by a strap over the head and tied under the chin. The figure wears a disc nose pendant.

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Objects Speak: Media Through Time (17 Mar 2017) View Objects in Exhibition
South American Gallery (1955 - 1994) View Objects in Exhibition


[Article] Wardle, Harriet N. 1940. "Fictile Art of the Mochicas". The University Museum Bulletin. Philadelphia. The University Museum. Vol. 8. no. 1. pg. 15-24 Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 22, pl. VIIView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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