About this object


Collected by Mavis Balshaw while living near Paracas, Peru, c. 1968.

Physical description

Ceramic figure pot. Vessel is tall and rounded, deeper than it is wide, with a flat base and wide mouth. A human face has been created on the neck, with protruding nose and ears, bulging eyes, and pointed chin. Eyes and nose have been enhanced by black paint. On the rim of the pot is painted a headdress, which falls down the back onto the figure’s shoulders. An arm reaches from chest to cheek, and serves as a handle. The waist of the pot is grooved and painted tan, with bent legs below.