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

Sculptural vessel (part a) with male figure, stirrup at his back in vertical position and polished surface. Seated man with hands to front wearing a cream coloured vest with grey dots, and a square hood. Elongated eyes, diagonal incision in forehead and cream horizontal marks below eyes. Red-brown slip and cream paint. Molded and hand built ceramic. Tubular spout (broken off--part b) with thick rim.