The robust hunter wearing a headdress with a circular medallion and patterned headband carrying a deer across his back, the animal’s thin legs bound and strapped to the chest.
Unglazed earthenware figures such as this are typical of the Chancay. The Chancay apparently developed in relative isolation from Tihuanaco around 1200 along the central coast of Peru. The distinctive Chancay style consists of white-slipped ceramics with black-lined decoration. An unusual primitiveness pervades Chancay ceramics. Human figures were common and were frequently dressed in elaborate textiles.