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Chupicuaro Redware Pottery Pedestal Vessel - Rare Form!

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1324264

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Pre-Columbian, West Mexico, Guanajuato River Valley, Chupicuaro culture, ca. 300 BCE to 100 CE. Chupicuaro society is well known for its sophisticated ceramic tradition featuring human effigies and food-service vessels of stunning aesthetic appeal such as these. The feast was of utmost importance to supply food for the living as an integral part of social politics and also to provide sustenance for the soul's journey to the underworld. Beyond being objects for daily use, Chupicuaro ceramics were artistic achievements in their own right - elegant forms with boldly painted decoration typically in their signature deep red. The wide variety of vessel forms created by the Chupicuaro artisans points to the significance of the feast. Tecomate form recalling the shape of a gourd supported on a pedestal adorned with teardrop shaped punches as well as a square-round form with breathtaking geometric motifs in red and cream slip. Size: 5-3/4"T x 7 3/4"D (14.6 cm x 19.7 cm).

Condition: Upper portion of vessel repaired.

Provenance: Ex-Historia Antiques, James Caswell, Santa Monica, CA.

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