About this object


The motif is drawn from Trophy Head Cult iconography, dominant during this time at nearby Ocucaje, but rendered in traditional Callango Early Paracas stylistic conventions.

Physical description

Slightly flaring gambrel bowl with rounded base. Terracotta with red-brown slip, traces of orange-red, orange and white paints. The exterior sides have incised bands with four orange-red painted profile monkey figures, 7.6 cm of space between panel designs and a triple rim band (central one segmented). The monkey figures have arched backs, curled tails, and frontal heads positioned to the right. The figures are outlined by 2.2 cm reed-stamped circles. The monkeys have reed-stamped eyes, dotted nostrils, rectangular ears, and mouths dotted at the ends. Molded manufacture; burnished surface. Broken and repaired.