Ceramic pitcher


Spouted pot with rectangular sectioned loop handle rising over mouth at top, covered with cream slip. Spout modelled as man's head with features painted in black. Body of vessel painted with stylised floral motif in black and red. It's likely that this pitcher was intended for non-Native homes in Iquitos or neighbouring areas. These vessels and their designs were modelled on European pottery. The unsusual spout, made in the form of a human head, adds a comical touch. Solimoes potters were renowned for the fine quality of their workmanship. They were highly versatile and adapted well to new market demands, even through such turbulent times as the Rubber Boom.