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Ritual Scene Vessel

Date:
A.D. 200–600
Geography:
Peru
Culture:
Recuay
Medium:
Ceramic
Dimensions:
H. 8 1/4 x W. 9 in. (21 x 22.9 cm)
Classification:
Ceramics-Containers
Credit Line:
The Michael C. Rockefeller Memorial Collection, Purchase, Nelson A. Rockefeller Gift, 1966
Accession Number:
1978.412.153
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 357
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.

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