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Face-Neck Jar

Arts of the Americas

MEDIUM Ceramic, slip, pigment
  • Place Made: South Coast, Peru
  • DATES 600–1100
    DIMENSIONS 9 x 6 1/4 x 4 1/8 in. (22.9 x 15.9 x 10.5 cm)  (show scale)
    COLLECTIONS Arts of the Americas
    CREDIT LINE Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
    CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION Flask-shaped jar depicting a standing, male figure. The vessel has a long, thin, slightly-flared neck. The polychrome design on red-brown slip is heavily burnished. The male figure wears a tapestry-woven tunic with elaborate geometric designs in red, black and ochre, and an undecorated square hat. The tunic's iconography includes the temple-step design. The figure is outlined with thin, black lines; and the hands have seven fingers and feet four topes. His head is the neck of the jar, and the face has a modeled nose with painted eyes and mouth and vertical red lines decorating the cheeks. The wide, white wide eyes are outlined in black. Condition: good; there are losses on the proper right side of the vessel and minor chips at the back of the neck and rim.
    MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
    CAPTION Wari. Face-Neck Jar, 600–1100. Ceramic, slip, pigment, 9 x 6 1/4 x 4 1/8 in. (22.9 x 15.9 x 10.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund , 65.205. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 65.205_acetate_bw.jpg)
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