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Doubled-chambered portrait bottle

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Single-spout, strap-handled, double-chambered vessel. Each chamber is molded in the form of a Moche-style portrait head. Atop one head is a standing human figure whose pose and face are more typical of Chancay pottery figures. The vessel may be of 20th-century origin but made from an ancient...

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With C. A. Wellington, Boston, by January 1879 (also referred to as Wellington Art Rooms, Household Art Room, and Household Art Association in the acquisition ledgers); to MFA, January 1879, purchased for $15.00.

Credit Line

Everett Fund

Moche / modern casting (?), Early Intermediate Period / modern era, A.D. 500–900 / 20th century

Object Place

North Coast, Perú


19.8 x 23 cm (7 13/16 x 9 1/16 in.)

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Medium or Technique

Earthenware: black surface encrustation (slip paint?)




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware