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ox
  • Peru
  • ox, 2009?
  • Where object was made: Cuzco region, Peru
  • ceramic, pigment
  • Object Height/Width/Length: 24.5 x 10 x 25 cm
    Object Height/Width/Length: 9 5/8 x 3 7/8 x 9 13/16 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2009.0162
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Description

Ceramic ox, placed on a roof as protection. The overall finish is a mottled grey. He has a yellow medallion on his head, and a stylized "beard" with brown squiggles on either side. His horns are yellow, and he has a small loop handle between them. There is a larger loop handle on his back, which attaches to a short spout-like opening. Rope-like decoration on his shoulders with a yellow rosette on either side. He is licking his nose and flicking his tail.