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

Large jar with ovoid form, long-tubular spout with bird head design, globular rim, side handle in vertical position and small wings, feet, beak and tail in relief. Back of body is black; front has cream slip. Two black circles with dots in the interior as eyes. Cream band near rim (above black forehead). Molded and hand built ceramic. Slightly broken.