An excellent decorative Inca Urpus. Full human head over vase body. Red painted face
with black eyes and bob haircut. Nose and ear ornaments. The back of the upper vessel
comes to a point. Possibly representing a hunch-backed male. Sculpted low relief
arms reaching out to front on upper chamber. Standard side strap handles mid torso
with pointed bottom. Great rich original paint with decorated tocapu style designs
Measures 11" /27.94 cm in height.
Condition: Half-dollar size area behind right shoulder with small rim chips repair.
Some surface erosion over motifs otherwise in Excellent Condition. Peru, Late Horizon,
Ex G. Wald Estate, MA. Acquired 1970s
As with all ceramics from these time periods, they met two functions: simple daily
domestic use with less finishing or ceremonial vessels that showed higher aesthetic