About this object


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

Physical description

Terracotta pot, repaired. Pot is round with a curved base. Body is wide at the midpoint, narrowing toward the neck and flaring outward at the rim. Midpoint is decorated with two black encircling lines, above which is painted black arrow motifs interspersed by squares decorated with lines of white. The outer rim has been painted with narrow vertical lines of rust and black, and the inner with large triangles alternating with groups of black and white lines. The pot has been smashed and glued back together, with several missing pieces.