Face-Neck Vessel in the Form of a Bird's Head

Unidentified Wari (Huari) maker


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Middle Horizon Period (500-1000)

Terracotta with red, black, and white slip

Overall: 4 3/4 × 4 5/16 in. (12 × 11 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Bequest of Emily Howe Hitchcock, Class of 1872HW



Place Made: Central Coast, Peru, South America



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Research Area


Not on view

Course History

ANTH 24, Early Civilizations of the Andes, Alan Covey, Winter 2013

ANTH 24, Early Civilizations of the Andes, Alan Covey, Spring 2014

ANTH 50.50, Archaeology of Food, Jiajing Wang, Spring 2022


Collected by Baron Henri Guillaume Arnous de Riviere (1828-1909), possibly about 1865; Hiram Hitchcock (1832-1900); bequeathed to Emily Howe Hitchcock (1852-1912), 1900; bequeathed to present collection, 1912.

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