Museum Collections - Ancient Peru - Wari - Artifact #5
WHO: Wari culture
WHERE: Central highlands, Peru
WHEN: Middle Horizon, A.D. 800 -1000
WHAT: This Wari jar has eccentric eyes and a white face mask which may indicate that it represents a dead person. Geometric motifs such as those that surround the face and headdress on this vessel were important features of Wari art. The vertically divided eyes of this face are a typical design motif of Wari ceramics.
HOW: Mould-made with hand-modelled details; slip-painted and burnished.
MUSEUM: Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. G83.1.318
Zoomify Interactive: To see an image of this artifact that you can zoom in on, click on this link: Front (Warning: This link will open in a new window)