About this object


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

Physical description

Large terracotta vessel, broken and repaired. Pot is conical in shape, with a pointed base that widens dramatically to a bulbous shoulder. The small neck perches on the top of the pot, and has an outwardly flaring rim. Above the midpoint the pot is painted with two encircling lines of running birds (?) in black, white and dark brown, with an arrow shaped motif below them. The area around the neck is painted in repeating patterns of linear designs and triangles. Neck and rim have black decoration. The pot had been smashed and glued back together, with several small missing pieces.