Dish

About this object

Narrative

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

Physical description

Terracotta dish. Round high sided dish has a deep, rounded base and flares widely at rim. The outside is burnished and painted a light tan at bottom. At midpoint is an encircling motif of faces with large, wide eyes, a small mouth and a straight lock of hair to each side of the face. Above, the pot has two color blocks of dark orange interspersed with two blocks of tan containing a decorative linear motif in dark brown and orange. The interior is undecorated.