Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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figural vessel
  • unknown Chimú maker
    active 900–1470
  • figural vessel, 1100–1475
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • ceramic, molding
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 20 x 11 x 8.5 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 7 7/8 x 4 5/16 x 3 3/8 in
  • Gift of James Frink and Mimi Kaplysh in memory of Margaret Frink
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0096

Black oval or flask shaped ceramic pot. Long neck. Full-length figure on front of vessel. Figure is wearing headdress, necklace, shirt or armor, and skirt. Two figures kneeling on round objects flank each side of larger figure. Small figures extend arms toward main figure. Black dots decorate vessel's front, back side is undecorated. Small handle near neck. headdress is decorated with round dots and triangles. Mold form. Base rests on four small legs.