Anthropomorphic fox effigy jar

Moche / modern casting (?)
Early Intermediate Period / modern era
A.D. 50–800 / 20th century


Object Place: Peru, North Coast

Dimensions

23.8 x 12 x 12.2 cm (9 3/8 x 4 3/4 x 4 13/16 in.)

Accession Number

78.111

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black surface encrustation (slip paint?)

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Jar modeled in the form of a seated, anthropomorphic fox. The vessel may be of 20th-century origin but made from an ancient mold. The surface is covered with a dull, black, slip-like coating and with remains of an orange slip.

Provenance

Edward William Hooper (1839-1901), Boston, by 1878; to MFA, December 1878, gift of Edward William Hooper.

Credit Line

Gift of E. W. Hooper