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Vicus Owl Vessel

Vicus Owl Vessel


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1136299

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Vicus Owl vessel. Ca 400 - 100 B.C. Polychrome, zoomorphic globular dark brown ground with concave eyes containing center indented pupils in relief. Beak prominent upper and lower portions obvious. Nostrils deeply indented over top of beak. Cream outline over and beneath eyes. Cream stripe slightly above center on back. Black spiral painted on upper half back and geometric black on lower back design on globular body. Heavy black striped bridge handle over vessel mouth. 9 in/22.8cm tall, 6 in/15.2cm wide. Excellent condition. Private NJ collection, acquired pre 1967