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

Cup with rounded base, globular body and slightly everted rim. Painted face decoration in body with nose and ear in relief, lenticular eyes, thin eyebrows and two horizontal bands in cheeks on black and red-brown paint. Headdress above has black cross-hatching design and base is undecorated.