Large jar in the form of man with fancy headdress


National Museum - New Delhi

National Museum - New Delhi
New Delhi , India

The ceramic vessel depicts probably a shaman (priest) healer. The vessel has a wide spout on the top It has reddish brown slip, details of ornament and bag modeled and incised and painted in cream. The figure is depicted wearing a distinctive headdress which is decorated by two birds on two sides. It has been shown wearing a very interesting neck piece. He is holding ritualistic paraphernalia in his hands. The figure has been depicted wearing tubular earrings. Similar ear plugs can be found in the gold and silver Pre Columbian collection of National Museum.


  • Title: Large jar in the form of man with fancy headdress
  • Creator: unknown
  • Date: 200/700
  • Location: Mochica, Peru
  • Physical Dimensions: h 32.5cm
  • Accession Number: 67.276

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