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Rare Vicus Redware Spouted Vessel Llama Head

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Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Vicus, ca. 200 BCE to 200 CE. A molded pottery effigy vessel in the form of a zoomorphic head with an elongated snout, small ears, and grinning teeth. The unknown creature is perhaps a monkey, llama, peccary pig, or an imaginative combination of these animals. The head is hollow with a flared rim and small strap handle, which may have been used as a funerary vessel and storing offerings. Size: 8" L x 5.5" W x 9" H (20.3 cm x 14 cm x 22.9 cm)

Compare to a peccary vessel in the collection of the Walters Art Museum, accession #: 48.2453.

Provenance: private Ferndale, Michigan, USA collection; ex-private Detroit, Michigan, USA collection; ex-DuMouchelles Art Gallery Auction, Michigan, USA, April 15 & 16th, 2016, lot # 331.

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.

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#182515
Condition Report: Professionally repaired and restored. The snout is reattached with infill to break line on exterior, break visible on interior. Old inventory numbers on the base surface. Abrasions and chips. Light mineral deposits and manganese scattered on the surface.

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Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Vicus, ca. 200 BCE to 200 CE. A molded pottery effigy vessel in the form of a zoomorphic head with an elongated snout, small ears, and grinning teeth. The unknown creature is perhaps a monkey, llama, peccary pig, or an imaginative combination of these animals. The head is hollow with a flared rim and small strap handle, which may have been used as a funerary vessel and storing offerings. Size: 8" L x 5.5" W x 9" H (20.3 cm x 14 cm x 22.9 cm)

Compare to a peccary vessel in the collection of the Walters Art Museum, accession #: 48.2453.

Provenance: private Ferndale, Michigan, USA collection; ex-private Detroit, Michigan, USA collection; ex-DuMouchelles Art Gallery Auction, Michigan, USA, April 15 & 16th, 2016, lot # 331.

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.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#182515
Condition Report: Professionally repaired and restored. The snout is reattached with infill to break line on exterior, break visible on interior. Old inventory numbers on the base surface. Abrasions and chips. Light mineral deposits and manganese scattered on the surface.

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