Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba

Nariño Bowl

Nariño Bowl

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre 1492: Item # 1392044

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An excellent Nariño pedestal bowl from Colombia, ca. 1250 – 1500 AD. This beautiful example from the Tuza Cultural complex is 7-3/4” in diameter and it is decorated with the stylized geometric designs representing the “clouds coming together” motif of birds interfacing with clouds. Zigzag lines represent lightning, which is a fertility symbol. Vivid paint and good mineral deposits.

Cf. Labbe “Colombia Before Columbus”, page 167.