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Lot 0108
Pre-Columbian, Peru, Chimu, ca. 1100 to 1470 CE. A whimsical ceramic vessel in the shape of a broad-bodied fish with a human-like face, relief gills and mouth, and a projecting tail fin. A tall, conical spout projects from the top of the fish's head; a curving, flattened strap handle is attached at the center of the spout and on the shoulder. Size: 7.65" W x 8.5" H (19.4 cm x 21.6 cm)

Provenance: private S.S. collection, Los Angeles, California, USA

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Intact, with small signs of wear commensurate with age around the body, especially on the rim. Root marks and manganese deposits on the surface.

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Delightful Chimu Blackware Jar in Fish Form

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