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

Orange-brown vessel with ellipsoid body, slightly flat base, two false handles in horizontal position at both sides of short-tubular spout. Small in relief circles (goose skin technique) with in relief front warrior holding a long light yellow-white stick with left arm and a long-triangular stick with right arm (globular on top and two light yellow-white bands near base). Male is wearing a semi lunar headdress with two protrusions with five incised-curved lines on each one. Three curved light yellow-white bands at the superior part of back surface. Slightly broken.