About This Artwork

South coast, Peru

Beaker Depicting Human Head with Face Painting; and Abstract Costumed Figures, 180 B.C./A.D. 500

Ceramic and pigment
19.4 x 14.6 cm (7 5/8 x 5 3/4 in.)

Kate S. Buckingham Endowment, 1955.1994

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Ownership History

Eduard Gaffron (1861–1931), Lima, Peru, from 1892 to 1912, then Berlin, from [History of the Department report (Joanne Behrens, 1985) and correspondence in curatorial file]; by descent to his children Mercedes Gaffron, Berlin then Durham S.C. and Hans Gaffron (1902–1979), Berlin then Chicago [correspondence and documentation of the Gaffron Collection in curatorial file]; sold to the Art Institute, 1955.

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