Face Neck Jar
Arts of the Americas
On View: Arts of the Americas Galleries, 5th Floor
Ceramic, slip, pigments
Middle Horizon Period
7 x 4 1/2 x 4 1/2 in. (17.8 x 11.4 x 11.4 cm)
Henry L. Batterman Fund
Face neck jar with polychrome decoration on red-brown slip. The vessel is bottle-shaped with a bulbous body and a tall, narrow neck. The neck is decorated with a modeled human face with a feline figure painted on the nose and two condors painted below the eyes representing tear lines. The body of the jar is decorated with a standing male figure wearing an elaborate tunic and holding a staff in each hand. One staff is surmounted by a bird head, while the other is surmounted by an ear of corn. The man's face, which is in profile, is decorated with painted geometrical designs and an ear of corn hangs from the front of his headdress.
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