Jar with human face and double-headed serpents

750–900 C.E.

Dallas Museum of Art

Dallas Museum of Art

This face-neck jar, a common form that correlates the storage vessel with the human figure, reflects aspects of elite feasting and the vibrant polychrome slip paints developed on the south coast, applied here to distinctive bi-cephalic (two-headed) serpentine elements.

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  • Title: Jar with human face and double-headed serpents
  • Date Created: 750–900 C.E.
  • Physical Dimensions: Overall: 13 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 9 in. (33.65 x 26.67 x 22.86 cm)
  • Type: Containers
  • External Link: https://www.dma.org/object/artwork/3284237/
  • Medium: Ceramic and slip paints
  • period: Middle Horizon
  • culture: Wari (Huari) provincial
  • Credit Line: Dallas Museum of Art, The Otis and Velma Davis Dozier Fund