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Pre-Columbian, northern to central Peru, Inca, but possibly made by a Chimu artisan, ca. 1300 to 1500 CE. A handsome burnished blackware stirrup vessel depicting the head of an elite lord or warrior, donning a grand horn-shaped helmet, perhaps indicative of shamanic status, and massive round earspools, his serious countenance presenting wide-opened almond-shaped eyes as if in a trance-like state, a naturalistic nose and mouth. Interestingly, his left ear is misshapen, perhaps a battle injury. Size: 5.25" L x 5.5" W x 8.25" H (13.3 cm x 14 cm x 21 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Vaught Collection, Atlanta, GA

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Handle repaired, possible repair to base. Otherwise minor surface wear/scratches.

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Very Fine Inca Blackware Pottery Stirrup Jar - Warrior

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Mar 15, 2017
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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