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Vessel in the Shape of a Peccary
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Vessel in the Shape of a Peccary


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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.
Exhibitions
  • 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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Creator
Period
200 BC-AD 200
Medium
terracotta
(Ceramics)
Accession Number
48.2453
Measurements
9 1/16 in. (23 cm)
Geographies
  • Peru (Place of Origin)
Location Within Museum
Not On View

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