About this object


Collected by Mavis Balshaw while living near Paracas, Peru, c. 1968.

Physical description

Ceramic face jar. Vessel is tall and rounded with a curved base and wide mouth. A human face has been created at bottom, with protruding nose and ears and slightly protruding, rounded chin. Closed eyes, brows, mouth, moustache, beard, cheek area and wavy hair have been painted on a light grey face. To the lower rear the pot is dark brown. The shoulder and neck of the pot are painted tan at back and decorated at front with diagonal lines in orange, grey and dark red with stylized feathers at top. Exterior is covered in a shiny glaze. Two small holes are bored into the bottom proper right.