The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of June 16, 2024

Double-spouted Vessel

Double-spouted Vessel

750–1 BCE
Location: 232 Andean

Did You Know?

A face with upturned eyes on one spout gives this vessel a specific orientation.


The Paracas style, the earliest of Peru’s south coast, focuses on geometric abstraction and polychromy, the latter achieved in ceramics with resin-based paints applied after the vessel was fired. This example is embellished with two monkey- or feline-like creatures whose curvilinearity indicates the vessel was made in the late stages of the Paracas sequence.
  • Early 1950s-1987
    Margrith Brenner of Zurich, Switzerland, sold to a Private Collector
    Private Collector, New York, NY
    The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
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