Description Terracotta is excellent for conveying sympathetically the earthbound, seemingly inert quality of this sleeping peccary (a wild pig native to Peru) plopped on the ground. Pre-Columbian potters often adapted distended animal shapes for vessels. This modest piece, made for a middle or lower class burial, is from the Vicus culture of northern Peru.
- The Allure of Bronze. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1995.
Provenance Robert L. Beare, Baltimore [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Walters Art Museum, 1981, by gift.
Credit Gift of Robert L. Beare, 1981
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