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A Peruvian vessel

Baked clay

Museum number: MP154

Curatorial note

This is one of a group of 12 Peruvian vases acquired by Soane in mid-1834 and said to have been collected by James Paroissien (1784-1827).

Of the group, two (this one and MP153) may belong to the Moche I (AD1 - 100) although this one could date from c.AD 400-500.

Literature

Hilda Clark, 'Historical Note: James Paroissien 1784-1827 Surgeon-General to the army of the Andes', British Medical Bulletin, Volume 7, Issue 4, 1951, p.345. This does not mention the Soane vases but provides a summary of Paroissien's involvement with South America.

Exhibition history

Hooked on Books: The Library of Sir John Soane Architect 1753-1837, Weston Gallery, University Park, Nottingham, 30 April - 30 August 2004


If you have any further information about this object, please contact us: worksofart@soane.org.uk