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Lot 551, Auction 9/24/2018: Large Narino Polychrome Olla - Intriguing Shape

Pre-Columbian, Ecuador/Colombia, Narino, ca. 850 to 1500 CE. A very large earthenware olla of an unusual shape - comprised of a rounded bottom, a dramatically corseted shoulder, and a relatively short tubular neck leading to a flared rim. A striking example, the exterior intricately decorated via the Narino signature negative resist technique with stylized geometric and striated motifs in red, black, and beige hues. Size: 11.75" in diameter x 10.5" H (29.8 cm x 26.7 cm)

Condition: Repaired from multiple pieces with some losses at break lines. Nicks here and there. Expected surface wear with pigment loss as shown.

Provenance: Whisnant Gallery, New Orleans, Louisiana, acquired over twenty years ago

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