Arts of the Americas
Ceramic, slip, pigment
9 x 6 1/4 x 4 1/8 in. (22.9 x 15.9 x 10.5 cm) (show scale)
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Ella C. Woodward Memorial Fund
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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
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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.
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