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CHIMU MAN CARRYING LLAMA

CHIMU MAN CARRYING LLAMA


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CHIMU MAN CARRYING LLAMA. Ca. 700 - 1100 A.D. 9.5 inches tall by 5.5 inches width. Private East Coast collection acquired pre 1965. Influence of Moche. Anthropomorphic, zoomorphic all brown. Man wearing plain rounded cap with cape descending over back of neck and carrying a Llama "fireman" style. Man exhibiting obvious displeasure evidenced by downturned mouth. Legs in relief in a sitting appearance reflecting earlier Moche style. Small monkey on top of stirrup at base of spout. Some evidence of burnishing possibly due to Chimu oven style. Excellent condition.