About this object


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

Physical description

Small terracotta pot. Round vessel has a slightly rounded bottom, a wide hip that inclines to the neck, and a widely flared rim. Body of pot is decorated with a dense diamond shape motif at centre in colours of rust, tan and dark brown, surrounded on top and bottom by encircling lines of a brown key motif over a tan base colour. Rim is decorated in checks. Bottom of pot is undecorated. Interior has an encircling line at neck, but is otherwise undecorated.