Lot 420: HANDLE VESSEL IN FORM OF A SEATED FIGURE
19 November 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Fired clay. Pre-Columbian America, Vicus, approx. 3rd cent.
Very big eyes, pointed nose, wide, thin mouth. The hairstyle (or cap) is arched and over the forehead jutting forward. The legs are tightly tucked up, hands held in front of the chest. Extending from the arched back is a curved, pipe-shaped spout, connecting as arched bridge to the man´s neck. The vessel body is painted with a zig-zag, blackish, band pattern, on the front side big over the arms, smaller elements of this design on the back. The Vicus Culture was in North Peru to South Ecuador approx. 5th cent. BC to 6th cent. Age characteristics, minor flawed areas, however altogether well preserved.
HEIGHT 21,2 CM
Former collection of Miguel, acquired around 1970, after Galeria Peruana, 1986
This vessel is published in „Gerda Seifert, Frauen des alten Amerika in Kult und Alltag“, page 80