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

Deer effigy burnished bottle with single globular-tubular spout, strap-bridge handle and horizontal tubular body with two flattened sides. Terracotta with negative geometrical decoration consisting of two bands of three crosses at both sides of body, square band with negative dots in animal chest and vertical lines in bridge handle. Circular ears, elongated eyes, incised mouth and in relief snout. Eight holes in head and tail as strap handle in vertical position.