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

Jar with globular body and rim. Feline decoration on spout neck, with applied head, legs and tail around front and back of body of jar. Bands with geometrical spirals in middle body and on strap side handles. Cream slip and black paint decorations. Burnished surface; molded and hand built ceramic. Complete.