An extremely rare and exceptionaly preserved wood cup, Inka Nation, 1400-1500 AD.
The use of beakers in various materials predates the Tiwanaku culture (ca. 400–1000) in Peru. The Inka introduced (ca. 1450–1534) stylistic elements and religious ceremonial uses that persisted into the colonial era. Sometime before 1570, the use of pigmente ...click for details
A very rare and stunning Pre-Columbian anthropomorphic vessel, Peru, Culepitha dating to c. 200-800 BC.
The vessel depicts a seated man, possibly a priest, with his hands folded / clasped in front of him. His high headdress is at the same time the rim of the jar. A beautyful and important piece done in a classic style. ...click for details