Pitcher

Unknown
Prehispanic


Object Place: Colombia, Ecuador or Perú, South America

Dimensions

18.5 x 16.8 cm (7 5/16 x 6 5/8 in.)

Accession Number

1971.504

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red-orange slip paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Earthenware

Monochrome orange pitcher with wide, strap handle, undulating neck, and flared rim. The surface is burnished vertically on the upper half and horizonally on the lower half, the burnishing lines creating a linear design on the clay surface. Three flanges of clay are attached to the side and rear of the body of the jar, lending the vessel a bird-like form.

Provenance

Collection of F.H. Norton, Massachusetts, by 1971; to MFA, November 1971, gift of F. H. Norton and the Dept. of Metallurgy and Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Credit Line

Gift of Professor Emeritus F. H. Norton and the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology