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  • Peru
  • flask, late 1800s–1945
  • Where object was made: Lima, Peru
  • ceramic, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 21.5 x 14.5 x 10 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 7/16 x 5 11/16 x 3 7/8 in
  • Gift of Francis D. Donnigan
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4725

The bottle has a circular body and a roughly cylindrical neck. The body is incised with a bust of a person wearing large earspools and surrounded by petal-like shapes, possibly a feather headdress. His arms are at his sides, and there are lines to indicate a necklace or attire. The back is decorated with horizontal rows. From the top there are triangles of small raised dots, raised semicircles, and raised circles in a square, wave-like pattern. There is a small loop handle from the bottom of the neck to the top of the shoulder.

The neck is decorated with a human head at the bottom. It is black.