Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, ca. 1500 to 1000 BCE. Representing the pinnacle of Chavin art and showing distinct traits of the earlier Maranon influence, this jar is spectacular in design and decoration. Polychrome slip in brick red, orange and cream with central spout and the fanged underworld deity gracing the front with extending headdress. Rear of vessel shows three feather-like designs extending behind his head with repeating zig-zag adorning the lower section. Size: 9-1/2" H x 5"W.
Condition: Intact and near choice with a tiny bit of surface wear and deposits.
Provenance: Ex-private German collection, ex-Alt Amerikanisches Museum, Zurich,Switzerland, collected 1950-60.
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