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Chavin Cupisnique Blackware Stirrup Vessel - Owl Body

Lot 0048 Details

Description
Pre-Columbian, Chavin / Cupisnique, North Coast of Peru, 1400 to 500 BCE. This is one of my favorite pieces in this auction! A beautiful blackware stirrup vessel with an owl's body forming one half of the stirrup; the owl's tail flips outwards and he looks down towards it. There are realistic details making feathers and facial details, but the rounded ears and sweet face give it a cute, and not entirely naturalistic, appearance. Peru has many representatives of the Strigiformes order, so this would have been based on an observed animal and then given some flourishes. Although much Cupisnique pottery focuses on trophy heads and warfare, they also are known for their depictions of animals. This is a beautiful piece sure to spark conversation and delight animal lovers! Size: 6.5" L x 6.25" W x 8.75" H (16.5 cm x 15.9 cm x 22.2 cm)

Provenance: Ex-private Batek family collection acquired in Peru in the early 1960's then handed down through 3 generations.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

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#113760
Condition
Repairs to head of owl and stirrup in two places. All original.
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Chavin Cupisnique Blackware Stirrup Vessel - Owl Body

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$5,000
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$7,000
Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price
$3,000
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0048: Chavin Cupisnique Blackware Stirrup Vessel - Owl Body

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$3,000
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$5,000
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$7,000
Starting Price
$3,000
Exceptional Antiquities | Ethnographic Art
Thu, Jun 02, 2016 11:00 AM
Buyer's Premium 22.5%

Lot 0048 Details

Description
...
Pre-Columbian, Chavin / Cupisnique, North Coast of Peru, 1400 to 500 BCE. This is one of my favorite pieces in this auction! A beautiful blackware stirrup vessel with an owl's body forming one half of the stirrup; the owl's tail flips outwards and he looks down towards it. There are realistic details making feathers and facial details, but the rounded ears and sweet face give it a cute, and not entirely naturalistic, appearance. Peru has many representatives of the Strigiformes order, so this would have been based on an observed animal and then given some flourishes. Although much Cupisnique pottery focuses on trophy heads and warfare, they also are known for their depictions of animals. This is a beautiful piece sure to spark conversation and delight animal lovers! Size: 6.5" L x 6.25" W x 8.75" H (16.5 cm x 15.9 cm x 22.2 cm)

Provenance: Ex-private Batek family collection acquired in Peru in the early 1960's then handed down through 3 generations.

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#113760
Condition
...
Repairs to head of owl and stirrup in two places. All original.

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