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Rare Vicus Whistling Stirrup Jar, ex-Arte Primitivo

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Rare Vicus Whistling Stirrup Jar, ex-Arte Primitivo

Lot 0050P Details

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Pre-Columbian, north coast Peru, ca. 500 BCE to 500 CE. A double-chambered whistling terracotta stirrup jar featuring a long-tailed animal, probably a coatimundi, perched atop one of the circular chambers. This coatimundi definitely has personality; just look at that expressive face with those round and boldly outlined eyes, perky ears, and prominent toothy snout with open mouth and incised, sharp teeth. Whistles and whistling vessels were created in Peru as early as 1000 BCE and continued to be created throughout history. Such forms were first created in Ecuador and likely spread to Peru from their northern neighbor. A finely handbuilt redware sculptural work from this early Peruvian culture, impressive for both its function and form as well as its whistling mechanism! Size: 6" W x 6.5" H (15.2 cm x 16.5 cm)

Provenance: Ex-private Denver, CO collection, acquired at Arte Primitivo

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#113974
Condition
Tiny nicks to ears of coatimundi and spout reattached. Otherwise intact with beautifully burnished surface and fabulous manganese blooms.
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Rare Vicus Whistling Stirrup Jar, ex-Arte Primitivo

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Jun 02, 2016
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$250
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0050P: Rare Vicus Whistling Stirrup Jar, ex-Arte Primitivo

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$500
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$800
Starting Price
$250
Exceptional Antiquities | Ethnographic Art
Thu, Jun 02, 2016 11:00 AM
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Lot 0050P Details

Description
...
Pre-Columbian, north coast Peru, ca. 500 BCE to 500 CE. A double-chambered whistling terracotta stirrup jar featuring a long-tailed animal, probably a coatimundi, perched atop one of the circular chambers. This coatimundi definitely has personality; just look at that expressive face with those round and boldly outlined eyes, perky ears, and prominent toothy snout with open mouth and incised, sharp teeth. Whistles and whistling vessels were created in Peru as early as 1000 BCE and continued to be created throughout history. Such forms were first created in Ecuador and likely spread to Peru from their northern neighbor. A finely handbuilt redware sculptural work from this early Peruvian culture, impressive for both its function and form as well as its whistling mechanism! Size: 6" W x 6.5" H (15.2 cm x 16.5 cm)

Provenance: Ex-private Denver, CO collection, acquired at Arte Primitivo

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.

#113974
Condition
...
Tiny nicks to ears of coatimundi and spout reattached. Otherwise intact with beautifully burnished surface and fabulous manganese blooms.

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