Shipibo Figural Jar
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Directory: Vintage Arts: Regional Art: Americas: Latin American: Pre 1950: item # 1216195
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|A superb Shipibo figural jar from the Upper Amazon region of Brazil or Peru, ca. 1940ís. It is 7" high, 6-1/2" in diameter and has a wonderful face incorporated into the broad spout. The influence of Andean ancestors is clearly recognizable in the facial characteristics and incorporation of tumi-shaped design elements. The traditional stylized decorative patterns are designed to imply arms, clothing and ritual tattoos. The interior of this thin-walled vessel is painted in black and the vessel is coated inside and out with the natural tree resin lacquer used to waterproof it. A choice example collected in the 1960ís.|