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Pair of Cajamarca Polychrome Terracotta Bowls

Lot 0087F
Pre-Columbian, Peru, Northern Highlands, Cajamarca, ca. 1000 to 1500 CE. Two nesting round-bottomed Cajamarca bowls from northern Peru made from an orange tinted kaolin, the exterior walls decorated with a register of bold, diamond-shaped patterns painted in chocolate brown against a white ground and bordered by a thick red line on the bottom and a thin chocolate brown line near the rim, the inner rim adorned with a thick red border. A lovely pair of ancient Andean pottery bowls. Size: larger measures 10.5" W x 4.125" H (26.7 cm x 10.5 cm)

Provenance: Ex-California Museum of Ancient Art

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Larger bowl repaired from about six pieces. Smaller bowl repaired from about three pieces. Both still show well with nice manganese deposits.

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Pair of Cajamarca Polychrome Terracotta Bowls

Estimate $200 - $300Oct 27, 2016
Louisville, CO, USA