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

Ovoid jar with wide neck. Female head at the neck of vessel and body partially in relief below. Face has two vertical marks below outlined eyes, protruding ears. A square baby bag, with child, shown hanging at her back. Applied front hands with triangular decorations touch her cheeks. A middle horizontal band circles the body with triangular motif, with dots in the interior. Square bag has four geometric and horizontal band decorations: triangles with dot in the interior opposite each other, two bands of squares with cross decoration in the interior and stepped motif in lower-left corner. Lenticular motif with horizontal line in interior. Cream slip with black decoration; base undecorated. Molded and hand built ceramic.