Vessel

Shipibo
mid-20th century


Object Place: Peru

Dimensions

14.3 x 20.4 cm (5 5/8 x 8 1/16 in.)

Accession Number

2001.156

Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red, cream, and black slip paint

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art

Classifications

Earthenware

Large, globular jar with tapered neck and small, outflaring rim. The jar is decorated with two horizontal bands of painted geometric designs. That on the jar’s body is divided into five sections delineated by a red-painted, vertical, crenelated form. Each section is filled with a red-painted, x-like motif outlined in black. The tapering neck is painted with an elaborate geometric design composed of fineline painting in black and red.

Provenance

Private collection, Massachusetts, by the late 1950s; to MFA, March 2001, anonymous gift.

Credit Line

Anonymous gift