Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Portrait vessel

A.D. 300–500

Ceramic with pigment

17 x 12.7 x 11.28 x 7.62 cm (6 11/16 x 5 x 4 7/16 x 3 in.)
Gift of the grandchildren of George Hewitt Myers, B.A. 1898, M.F. 1902
2014.27.18
Culture: 
Central Andes, North Coast, Moche
Period: 
Early Intermediate Period
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Deposited by George Hewitt Myers at the Yale University Art Gallery in 1939, upon death of George Hewitt Myers, all tangible property was passed on to his wife, Louise Chase Myers, and upon her death, all tangible property was passed to her and George Hewitt Myers’ grandchildren.

Bibliography: 

Alan R. Sawyer, Ancient Peruvian Ceramics: The Nathan Cummings Collection (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1966), 34, no. 37.

Dr. Christopher B. Donnan, Moche Portraits from Ancient Peru (Austin, Tex.: University of Texas Press, 2004), 84, fig. 5.18.

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