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Authentic Pre-Columbian Chimu (Peruvian) Monochrome Blackware Ceramic Bird Vessel- c. AD 900- 1470; Modern-Day Peru (Northern Coast), South America:
The Chimu Culture followed the older Peruvian Moche Culture, forming from the remnants of the Moche at the end of their long reign over the area, and many similarities are often seen in the artistic styles of both cultures- especially in the earlier Chimu pieces, such as their stirrup vessels and the wide-eyed zoological and human-faced depictions featured on those vessels. The Chimu resided mostly on the Northern Coast of Peru until they were defeated in battle and conquered by the neighboring Peruvian Inca culture, during a conquest led by Incan Emperor Topa Inca Yupanqui.
The example available for sale here is an earthenware ceramic vessel typical of the monochromatic Chimu style, the black color of which was achieved by firing the pottery in closed kilns at very high temperatures which prevented oxygen from reacting with the clay. It is a wonderful example of Original Chimu pottery and in excellent condition, there are no conditions issues to speak of- no cracks, no repairs or restoration- All Original and Authentic. Truly a museum-quality piece.
Dimensions: H-5" x W-3"
Provenance: From a Private United States Collection of Pre-Columbian Latin American Pottery, in which all of the pieces were acquired individually by a Single Private Collector, beginning in the 1960's, who purchased only works with proper provenance "on paper" via accredited and licensed antiquities dealers and/or auction houses.
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