Vessel with Puma Head



Vessel with Puma Head


1 - 650 AD


Early Intermediate Period
South America, Central Andes, North Coast


9 1/2 x 6 7/8 x 6 7/8 in. (24.1 x 17.5 x 17.5 cm)

Object Number


Credit Line

Gift of David and Birgit McQueen


Myths of Ancient Peru (travelling show), Baltimore Museum of Art, October 7 - November 30, 1969; Tennessee Fine Arts Center, Nashville, December 15, 1969 - January 12, 1970; Loch Haven Art Center, Orlando, FL, January 26 - February 23, 1970; Jacksonville Art Museum, March 9 - April 6, 1970; Isaac Delgado Museum of Art, New Orleans, May 4 - June 1, 1970; Birmingham Museum Art, June 15 - July 13, 1970; Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, July 27 - August 24, 1970; The Mint Museum of Art, Charlotte, NC, September 13 - October 18, 1970|
'For I am the Black Jaguar': Shamanic Visionary Experience in Ancient American Art, Michael C. Carlos Museum, September 5, 2012 - January 5, 2013|
MCCM Permanent Collection Reinstallation, February 9, 2013 - Present
William L. Hommel, Myths of Ancient Peru (Baltimore: Baltimore Museum of Art, 1969), 18.


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