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

Very small polychrome cup with long tubular body and rounded base and rim. Body has three humming birds in profile with three curved bands in their tail and long-thin beaks. Band in rim is red-brown and outlined in black on one side. Birds are in a vertical position and are painted in grey, orange-brown and red-brown, outlined in black, cream ground. Polished surface; molded manufacture. Repaired; chip out of rim.