About This Artwork

Pacheco, south coast, Peru

Head Fragment from a Large Ceremonial Jar, A.D. 700/800

Ceramic and pigment
8.6 x 10.5 cm (3 3/8 x 4 1/8 in.)

Kate S. Buckingham Endowment, 1955.2181

Exhibition, Publication and Ownership Histories

Publication History

Walter Lehmann and Dr. Heinrich Doering, Kunstgeschichte des Alten Peru (Verlag Ernst Wasmuth A.G., 1924), pl. 41 (ill.).

Walter Lehmann and Heinrich Doering, Ph.D., The Art of Old Peru (Ernst Wasmuth Ltd., 1924), pl. 41 (ill.).

Heinrich U. Doering, Old Peruvian Art (E. Weyhe, 1936), pl. 26 (ill.).

Heinrich Ubbelohde-Doering, The Art of Ancient Peru (Frederick A. Praeger, 1952), pl. 109 (ill.).

Heinrich Ubbelohde-Doering, The Art of Ancient Peru, 2nd ed., (Frederick A. Praeger, 1954), pl. 109 (ill.).

Walter Lehmann and Heinrich Doering, The Art of Old Peru, reissued (Hacker Art Books, 1975), pl. 41 (ill.)

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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