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Lot 410: FIGURAL VESSEL "OLD MAN"
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Fired clay. Pre-Columbian America, Chimu, approx. around 1200
Globular vessel with two bands of geometric decor. On the front is a big face presenting a strong, jutting chin. The incised lines on forehead, cheeks and chin indicate an elderly man. The pipe-shaped spout stands high and erect with its curved handle on the shoulder. Blackish toning, age characteristics, complete condition.
HEIGHT 14,3 CM, LENGTH 13,7 CM
Former collection of Lüders, Stuttgart, acquired around 1970, 1992 Galeria Peruana