Pre-Columbian, Bolivia, Lake Titicaca region, Tihuanaco / Tiwanaku, ca. 400 to 700 CE. A graceful, polychrome (red, black, and beige) pottery vessel of an aryballos form with a llama head emerging from the exterior wall - probably used for storing/drinking libations such as Chicha (a native beer made from fermented corn). The walls are decorated with black zigzags and beige dots on a red ground. A lively example boasting a strong form and fabulous iconography. Size: 5.125" W at widest point x 4.75" H (13 cm x 12.1 cm)
Provenance: ex Baker collection, New Mexico, USA
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