Paracas. <em>Large Jar</em>, 200-100 B.C.E. Ceramic, pigments, 13 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (34.3 x 31.8 x 31.8 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Frank L. Babbott Fund, 59.197.4. Creative Commons-BY (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 59.197.4.jpg)

Large Jar


Medium: Ceramic, pigments

Geograhical Locations:

Dates:200-100 B.C.E.

Dimensions: 13 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 in. (34.3 x 31.8 x 31.8 cm)


Accession Number: 59.197.4

Image: 59.197.4.jpg,

Catalogue Description:
Large, black globular jar with a rounded base and a body that gradually tapers into a narrower mouth opening. The exterior of the vessel is decorated with incised designs of two supernatural deities, referred to as the Oculate Being, with large eyes and sausage-shaped mouths. Each figure holds a trophy head in one hand. A long tongue-like streamer emanates from each figure's mouth, and streamers emanate from their heads and bodies. Surrounding the figures are geometrical incised designs. Outlined designs are filled with resin paint in green, red, and yellow. The lower quarter of the vessel is undecorated.

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