VASE DEPICTING A FIGURE LYING ON A
Viru Culture, Northern Peru
Intermediate Ancient, 300 B.C.-300 A.D.
H. 23 cm - W. 20.5 cm
Orange-brown ceramic with remains of black ornamental paint (decoration in negative).
Whistling vase in the shape of a llama carrying on its back a reclining figure and two bags on its sides. The whole is surmounted by a flat arched handle ending in a thin truncated conical neck.
Visible splinters, broken neck glued at the base.
- Franco Monti Collection, 1960-1970.
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