About This Artwork

Nazca
South coast, Peru

Beaker Depicting Costumed Ritual Performer with Abstract Trophy Heads, Heavily Restored, 180 B.C./A.D. 500

Ceramic and pigment
20.3 x 16.2 cm (8 x 6 3/8 in.)

Kate S. Buckingham Endowment, 1955.2015

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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