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 of kneeling warrior. Stirrup spout at his back in vertical position. Male with elongated eyes and nose in high relief, wearing a forehead band of two discs with incised circles, another disc in left arm with incised circle; vertical hole in right hand. Incised spirals and flat, square surface below stirrup spout. Molded and hand built ceramic. Polished surface. Well preserved.