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

Vessel with globular body, rounded base and short spout with slightly everted rim. Painted and geometrical-incised decoration near rim of a human face with nose and ears in relief, rectangular eyes with horizontal lines inside as pupils, short vertical lines below nose as mouth and long-thin hands to front; incised dots in ears and nose. Red and yellow-white paint. Burnished surface; molded manufacture.