Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Peru
  • flask, late 1800s–1945
  • Where object was made: Lima, Peru
  • ceramic
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 22.5 x 17.5 x 11 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 8 7/8 x 6 7/8 x 4 5/16 in
  • Gift of Francis D. Donnigan
  • Not on display
  • 2007.4723

The ceramic bottle has a round body, shaped into a woman's face. The neck is an inverted cone and there is a small loop handle from the neck to the shoulder. The woman appears to be wearing an elaborate headdress decorated with flowers evenly spaced around her face. It is black.