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Lot 138: Chimu Blackware Stirrup Jar with Native Gourds
07 November 2016
Louisville, CO, USA
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Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chimu, ca. 1100 to 1400 CE. A lovely blackware stirrup spout vessel, the body of an ovoid form, with a tall cylindrical spout and two native gourds or plants projecting at opposite ends of the stirrup. An attractive minimalist form telling of the indigenous peoples' appreciation of their phytomorphic flora. Nice burnishing marks. Size: 6.5" W x 8.25" H (16.5 cm x 21 cm)
Provenance: Ex - Reid collection acquired before 1990
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Condition Report: Small nicks to the base. Else intact and excellent.