Head-form spout from a water vessel
- c. 200–1300 CE
- MATERIAL AND TECHNIQUE:
- 4 × 3 × 3 1/4 in. (10.16 × 7.62 × 8.26 cm)
- Arts of the Pacific Islands
- Arts of the Pacific Islands - Indonesia, Level 3
- CREDIT LINE:
- Dallas Museum of Art, gift of Rebecca and Steven G. Alpert in honor of John Lunsford
- Image courtesy Dallas Museum of Art
- OBJECT NUMBER:
Although they survive as fragments, these pieces can be appreciated for their sculptural form and intricately incised decoration.
Originally the spout from a water vessel, or kendi, this remaining fragment is a human head covered with geometric and anthropomorphic patterns. In central Sulawesi, a number of prehistoric terracotta fragments have been found.
Roslyn A. Walker, Label text, 2013.