Contemporaries of the Moche in Peru’s northern highlands, the Recuay culture is known for lively architectural vessels with multiple figures. Here, a wall with a painted frieze recedes, focusing the viewer’s attention on the figures engaged in a ritual or feast.
[Andre Emmerich Gallery, New York, until 1966]; The Museum of Primitive Art, New York, 1966–1978
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Art of Oceania, Africa, and the Americas from the Museum of Primitive Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1969, no. 501.
Pillsbury, Joanne, James Doyle, Juliet Wiersema, and Patricia Joan Sarro. Design for Eternity: Architectural Models from the Ancient Americas. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015, pp. 18-19, fig. 17.