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Anthropomorphic fox effigy jar

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Jar modeled in the form of a seated, anthropomorphic fox. The vessel may be of 20th-century origin but made from an ancient, Moche mold. The surface is covered with a dull, black, slip-like coating that may have been fired onto the piece.


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

Credit Line

Gift of E. W. Hooper

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

Object Place

North Coast, Peru


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

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black surface encrustation (slip paint?)




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware