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Portrait vessel


Artist Unknown (Moche)


6th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Portrait vessel, Artist Unknown (Moche)
: A Group of Peruvian Potteries
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Ceramic, pigment
Size: 6 1/2 x 3 7/8 x 4 in. (16.51 x 9.84 x 10.16 cm)
Creation Place: South America, Peru
Culture: Moche, South America, Peru
Style: 6th century
Physical Description: Portrait vase representing the head of warrior with three scars on his face. The head is closely wrapped in a scarf that ties under the chin and is bound by a band around the forehead. The expression of the face reflects clearly the suffering of the wou
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund
Accession Number: 43.2.22
Added to Site: February 28, 2009