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Square-bodied, monochrome red jar with geometric designs created by negative resist painting. The elaborate designs recall textile patterns. Two tiny loop handles are attached to the jar's rim and shoulder.


Acquired from dealers in Ecuador or Peru by William and Shirley Epstein in the 1960's; to MFA, November 1995, gift of William and Shirley Epstein.

Credit Line

Gift of William and Shirley Epstein

Gallizano, Early Intermediate Period, 50 B.C.–A.D. 300

Object Place

North Coast, Perú


5.8 x 7.5 cm (2 5/16 x 2 15/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Earthenware: red slip and negative resist




Ceramics, Pottery, Earthenware