Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba

Chimu Skate Effigy

Chimu Skate Effigy

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre 1492: Item # 1352109

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Arte Xibalba
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Sarasota, FL 34232

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An excellent Chimu zoomorphic bottle from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. This fine blackware vessel is 8" high and depicts a skate, with the typical gills carved into the front of the chamber. Note the way the artist added adornos along the bridge of the spout, in order to mimic the thorn-like bumps found along the back and tail of skates. Rare motif, intact, with good mineral deposits.

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