About This Artwork

Moche
North coast, Peru

Abstract Portrait Vessel of a Ruler with Head reasing on Legs, 100 B.C./A.D. 500

Ceramic and pigment
H. 23.5 cm (9 1/4 in.)

Gift of Nathan Cummings, 1958.565

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

B.J. (Bruno John) Wassermann-San Blas, Ceramics del Antiguo Peru de la Collection Wassermann-San Blas [with introduction by Heinz Lehmann] (Wassermann-San Blas, Buenos Aires, 1938), p. 167, cat. 291 (ill.).

Ownership History

B. J. Wassermann (Bruno John), Buenos Aries, by 1938 [possibly acquired by descent from unnamed grandmother, Argentina, according to personal statement in Ceramics del Antiguo Peru de la Collection Wassermann-San Blas, 1938]; sold to Nathan Cummings (1896–1985), Chicago, 1954; given to the Art Institute, 1958.




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