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Chavin Pottery Tembladera Idol

Chavin Pottery Tembladera Idol

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1064971

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Chavin Pottery Idol from Tembladera, an ancient burial site in the Jequetepeque Valley which as given its name to a particular aspect of Chavin style of ceramics, North Coastal Peru, ca. 800 - 500 BCE. Incised face and limbs, standing erect and holding a staff in each hand. Ceramic vessels made a large percentage of mortuary offerings in ancient Peru. This molded, stylized idol is publised in "Chavin Spirits, Shamans and Hallucinogenics" and also displayed at the National Museum of Denmark. T.L. Test included. 7 1/2" and in excellent condition.