Jul 29, 2011
Jul 29, 2011
Jul 29, 2011
Jul 29, 2011
Jul 29, 2011
Jul 29, 2011

Vessel with Litter Group

Vessel with Litter Group


Ceramic and slip

Overall: 28 x 16 x 14 cm (11 x 6 5/16 x 5 1/2 in.)

Leonard C. Hanna, Jr. Fund 2011.36


Did you know?

Litters were a mode of transportation reserved for people of high social status.


The sculptural scene atop this vessel's chamber depicts four porters who carry a dignitary in a litter, a high-status mode of transport. Reportedly found at Wari Wilka, a highland water shrine, the vessel empties via a long channel that passes through the body of the dignitary.

See also
AA - Andes
Art of the Americas
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