Pre-Columbian Chimu Culture (850 -1450 AD) large blackware ceramic stirrup-spout vessel of the globular body decorated with an image of a crab.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 27 ½ cm (10 ¾ inches). Width: 21 cm (8 ¼ inches).
CONDITION: in good condition except for the chip on the edge of the spout.
REFERENCES: “The centre of the Chimú culture (850-1450 A.D.) was the city of Chan Chan in the Moche river valley. The ruins of the city cover almost an area of 20 square km. With the help of conquests and warfare the Chimú people made up a state which, during its glory days, ruled over a coastal strip of land of 1000 km that almost reached the northern border of Peru.A mould was used in making Chimú ceramics and the vessels were often made up of smaller components. Numerous vessel forms and decorative motifs share points of contact with the Moche ceramics. The Chimú vessels have been fired in a space deficient of oxygen, which is the reason for their characteristic dark colour.”
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