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

Elongated jar with rounded bottom. Body of pot is wide at shoulder, inclining smoothly toward the pointed base. Rim is cup-shaped, surrounding a smaller mouth, with two small protuberances at either side. It sits on a smaller, bulbous neck. Two small handles span from neck to shoulder, beneath the rim’s protuberances. Half the pot is painted brown, and half a light yellow-white, with a small step design of the opposite side’s colour sitting below the neck on each side.