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

Polychrome bowl with rounded base, globular body and everted rim. Painted design of eight sprouting beans with triangular shape and geometrical decoration, divided by vertical black lines; cream ground. Inner rim is black and outer rim and band near base are red-brown; undecorated base. Beans are in black, orange-brown, red-brown and grey. Molded manufacture; polished surface.