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Chavin Brownware Stirrup Vessel - Intact!

Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chavin, Late Cupisnique, ca. 500 to 300 BCE. A burnished brownware lentoid vessel with a high arched stirrup spout. The Chavin people lived in the northern Highland Andes, and their capital, Chavin de Huantar, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The artwork of Chavin represents the first widespread style in the Andes. The center of Chavin de Huantar is a massive, flat-topped pyramid, surrounded by lower platforms. Between 1200 and 500 BCE the pyramid space was used for religious ceremonies. Perhaps the angular contours of this vessel reference that monument. Size: 6.875" in diameter x 9.375" H (17.5 cm x 23.8 cm)

Similar examples can be found in Lapiner "Art of Ancient Peru".

Condition: Intact and excellent. Normal surface wear commensurate with age. Scattered mineral deposits grace the surface.

Provenance: private New York, New York, USA collection; ex-collection of Dr. Saul Tuttman and Dr. Gregory Siskind, New York, USA

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