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Paracas Decorated Bridge Spout Vessel with a Falcon Modeled Head(108 views)
Description: The top of the vessel has the incised body and wings of the falcon. Around the sloping side of the vessel are a series of 8 enclosed abstract designs that could be the falcon's eye with a red tear. Decorated in post fired colors of tan,brown, red and green. A similar vessel is illustrated ANCIENT PERUVIAN CERAMICS-THE NATHAN CUMMINGS COLLECTION pg. 116 & 117. A detailed discussion is in THE PRACAS POTTERA OF ICA-A STUDY IN STYLE AND TIME. PG333.
Condition Report: Good with rich post fired resin intact.
Dimensions: Height: 5 in. Diameter: 6 in.
Date: Peru, Paracas, Upper Callango basin phase 8, South Coast, c. 700 - 200 BC