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Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, Nazca, ca. 125 to 250 CE. A round-bottomed, polychrome effigy vessel of a generally globular form depicting a highly decorated male shaman who holds ceremonial implements in both hands, perhaps weapons or musical instruments. His expressive face features tattoo-like marks surrounding his eyes, a pointy nose, and full lips, and is capped by a headband/headdress with prominent zoomorphic horns/ears. Adding to his regalia is a white tunic/vest with 'beaded' and fringed sleeves. Finely painted with vivid polychrome pigments in hues of red, cream, white, and black. Size: 5.5" H (14 cm)

Provenance: private Denver, Colorado USA collection

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#131296

Condition

Losses to tips of horns on headdress. Expected surface wear with pigment losses and abrasions as shown. Could benefit from restoration.

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Unrestored Nazca Effigy Vessel

Estimate $250 - $350Mar 26, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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