Peru, Cupisnique, Middle Phase, North Coast, circa 1200 to 800 BC
A splendid black ware vessel with mythological significance, molded into the shoulder is the head of a wide eyed cat with toothy mouth and perked ears; the body of the vase with lightly incised pattern all around and some remains of red cinnabar.
Intact, Size: 8 inches (20.3cm) H.
Ex Mt Vernon Private Coll. I.L. acq 1970s-1980s
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