About this object


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

Physical description

Terracotta pot made up of fragments glued back together. Pot is round with a curved base. Body is wide at the midpoint, narrowing toward the neck and flaring outward at the rim. Midpoint is decorated with a black encircling line, above which is painted sets of two small black motifs interspersed by rectangles of horizontal black, white and orange lines. The outer rim is painted with narrow vertical lines of white and black over an orange base, and the inner with large triangles alternating with groups of vertical black, white and orange lines. The pot has several gaps/missing pieces.