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CHIMU SPOUTED BLACKWARE FLASK

CHIMU SPOUTED BLACKWARE FLASK


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1240525

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CHIMU SPOUTED BLACKWARE FLASK. Anthropomorphic, zoomorphic. Ca. 900 - 1300 A.D. 8.25 inches tall by 4.5 inches wide. Acquired at auction mid 1990s. Tall spout having monkey sitting on flask and grasping the spout. One side of flask having, contained in a designed square, a standing image of Naylamp, the mythical ruler and founder of the Moche and Lambayeque civilizations. Naylamp is framed on both sides with pelicans in relief. The opposite side displayed in a square is a crescent encircled also by pelicans in relief. Very nice elaborate relief figures. Excellent condition save monkey's left leg reattached.