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  • Object type

  • Museum number

    Am1984,13.3

  • Description

    Pottery jar with red mouth and cream exterior with black and red geometric decoration.

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  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Dimensions

    • Height: 14 centimetres
    • Diameter: 20 centimetres (at shoulder)
  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    1984

  • Acquisition notes

    Purchased by David Attenborough for donation to the Museum of Mankind at Sotheby's sale of 9th April 1984, Lot 643 "Four Shipibo Pottery vessels one a large bulbous jar with tall slender neck and two handles, 31cm., another smaller with broad lip, 13.5cm., and two bowls 8 and 9 cm. all with orange and brown decoration painted on the cream ground. On the register entry, this collection is reported to have been acquired by an unnamed collector, probably in Peru, in 1905.

  • Department

    Africa, Oceania & the Americas

  • Registration number

    Am1984,13.3


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