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Pre-Columbian, Central Peru, Huari/Wari, ca. 500 to 1000 CE. An impressive anthropomorphic vessel, most likely used at ceremonial feasts given its elaborate decoration. The Huari/Wari culture used art including textiles and pottery to demonstrate their ideas about society, nature, and the cosmos. This example is a form known as a face neck jar, and it depicts an elite personage with a carefully modeled and detailed face, dressed in an ornately adorned tunic, painted to look like a woven red, black and cream textile. Conical red headdress with a circular pattern and painted in cream-colored slip. The attention paid to the decoration of this piece indicates that the person depicted probably represented a confident royal or deity. Size: 8" W x 11.5" H (20.3 cm x 29.2 cm)

Provenance: Ex-Private Colorado Springs, CO collection, Ex Artemis Gallery, Ex- Arte Primitivo Gallery

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Almost invisibly repaired from about 10 pieces with repaint only over breaks

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Huari Polychrome Figural Vessel, ex-Arte Primitivo

Estimate $600 - $900Sep 25, 2017
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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