Flared bowl with supernatural heads

Wari (Huari)
800–950 CE
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General Description

This serving vessel reflects aspects of elite feasting and the use of vibrant polychrome slip paints developed on the south coast, applied here to profile zoomorphic faces that encircle the flaring bowl and exude plant forms that likely represent maize.

Adapted from

Kimberly L. Jones, PhD, Inca: Conquests of the Andes / Los Incas y las conquistas de los Andes, Label text [1984.W.219; 1997.120; 2005.32], 2015.