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

Modeled female figurine with high conical hat, flat base and out-stretched arms. Winged eyes, two horizontal bands on forehead and arms; transverse hole at waist. Black decoration on cream slip. Worn and complete.