Extremely large Narino pedestal bowl with nice red-on-black resist design. Has growth deposits on the surface with some pitting. It is a Museum deaccession with number etched on base. This ancient bowl was most likely manufactured by the Capuli whose settlement was situated in the Guaitara River basin. Measures 9 inches in diameter!Dates to circa 1250-1500 AD
Reference: "Colombia Before Columbus The People, Culture, and Ceramic Art of Prehispanic Colombia"
by Labbe, Armand J.; foreword by William B. Lee, Ph.D., New York, Rizzoli 1976.
Provenance: Brown collection 1976, deaccessioned from the Tampa Museum of Art.