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Effigy

Object Number:55-3-8
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Mochica
Provenience: Peru
Culture Area: Andean
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Iconography:Human Figure
Height: 27 cm
Width: 23 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Henry S. Jeanes, 1955

Description

Effigy jar. Red ware, lower part of body and details white. Flat base, globular body with wide pointed shoulders, human head in full round forming cylindrical neck of vessel, the human body pendent in high relief on the back of the vessel with the arms on the front. Headdress with flaps behind and with chin strap; has band in feline form with head in high relief over forehead. Spike in high relief on back.

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