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Chimu Blackware Pottery Stirrup Vessel w/ Erotic Scene

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Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chimu, ca. 1100 to 1470 CE. A mold made pottery blackware vessel depicting in relief on both sides a scene of a couple engaged in a erotic act. The people are framed by ridges that represent the walls of a house / room. Interestingly the man on top has a monkey perched on his shoulders - possibly representing a living animal that was kept as a pet. Size: 5.75" L x 5" Diameter x 8.5" H (14.6 cm x 12.7 cm x 21.6 cm)

Provenance: private Ferndale, Michigan, USA collection; ex-private Detroit, Michigan, USA collection, acquired prior to 2004

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Condition Report: Light mineral deposits on surface. Otherwise Intact.

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Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Chimu, ca. 1100 to 1470 CE. A mold made pottery blackware vessel depicting in relief on both sides a scene of a couple engaged in a erotic act. The people are framed by ridges that represent the walls of a house / room. Interestingly the man on top has a monkey perched on his shoulders - possibly representing a living animal that was kept as a pet. Size: 5.75" L x 5" Diameter x 8.5" H (14.6 cm x 12.7 cm x 21.6 cm)

Provenance: private Ferndale, Michigan, USA collection; ex-private Detroit, Michigan, USA collection, acquired prior to 2004

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

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#182516
Condition Report: Light mineral deposits on surface. Otherwise Intact.

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