Ritual Vessel Depicting a Masked Deity with Serpents
Peruvian North Coast (Object made in)
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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. 30, cat. 46 (ill.).
Alan R. Sawyer, The Nathan Cummings Collection of Ancient Peruvian Art [Formerly Wassermann-San Blas Collection]—Handbook, exh. cat. (Chicago: Nathan Cummings and Art Institute of Chicago, 1954), cover (drawing main motif).
B. J. Wassermann (Bruno John), Buenos Aires, 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, 1956.
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