About this object


Rosita Tovell's father was a collector of Peruvian pre-Columbian ceramics. Rosita moved to Peru in the early 1960s, while her husband served as ambassador to Peru and Bolivia. During this time Rosita began to study and collect pre-Columbian Peruvian ceramics and textiles.

Physical description

Bottle with ellipsoidal and flattened body, long tubular-wide spout and two strap-side handles. Geometric decoration in spout, inverted triangles below spout, three horizontal lines in handles and four vertical lines in body at both sides of handles. Light cream slip and black decoration. Worn but unbroken.