Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Chavin, ca. 1000 to 500 BCE. A large, stunning and very important Chavin jar! Potted in an almost spittoon shape with large flat rim and rounded base, the base molded into the form of a very menacing human with pointed teeth, sunken piercing eyes and added pink and white pigments. The top rim is decorated with continuous serpentine design, incised eyes set into the interior of each band. Size: 10" in diameter x 5-5/8"H.
Condition: Repaired from 6 or 7 large pieces, but appears choice.
Provenance: Ex-private Danish collection exhibited at the Danish Museum of Art.
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