Feline-Head Bottle

Ceramic, postfired paint | 32.4 x 20.5cm | 9th-5th century B.C.

Unknown Artist

Ceramic vessels made up a large percentage of mortuary offerings in ancient Peru. Early fine examples were fired to create muted, matte tones of gray, black, and tan, with highly polished or incised surfaces. This tall bottle, with its well-preserved...
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