Ribbed Seed Pot

Inca Culture, Peru

Slip Painted Ceramic

1438 - 1533   

8" x 8"

This vessel is wonderfully balanced.  The simplicity of the form is elevated by the burnished ribbing and an elegant, aristocratic, miniature face on the neck of the spout.   The compelling nature of this piece might be missed by many a viewer but it is one of those objects that all of a sudden grabs you then never lets go.