Peruvian Vase by Unknown Artist

A vase from southern Peru of the Nasca type, globular shape with twin spouts.

Details

Medium:
Pottery
Acquired in:
1931
Presented by:
Henry Van den Bergh through The Art Fund

The design is a monster in bird form, apparently devouring a human head. Currently unlocated in the collection.

Provenance

Puttick and Simpson Sale

Venue details

British Museum Great Russell Street, LONDON London WC1B 3DG 020 7323 8299 www.britishmuseum.org

Entry details

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