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spouted vessel with a human face
  • unknown Chimú maker
    active 900–1470
  • spouted vessel with a human face, 1100–1475
  • Where object was made: Peru
  • ceramic, molding, incising
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 16 x 15 x 7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 6 1/4 x 5 7/8 x 2 3/4 in
  • Gift of James Frink and Mimi Kaplysh in memory of Margaret Frink
  • Not on display
  • 2011.0093

Black ceramic pot, crescent moon-shaped, human face on crescent moon facing up, handle emerging from face's forhead connecting to spout. Pot supported by smaller base, base surrounded by decorative band with round dot design, main vessel mold form, detail on face incised.