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Pre-Columbian, Central Highlands Peru, Inca, ca. 1200 to 1500 CE. A hand-built pottery vessel with a footed base, a multi-lobed, crescent-shaped body with a spout on one end, and an arching strap handle. The body composition resembles that of a pakay seed pod, with each segment alternating between a red-orange and light-orange color. The outer curve of the vessel displays eight pairs of slender red-orange bands, and the handle has a recessed groove in the center. A beautiful example from the storied Incan Empire! Size: 5.375" H (13.7 cm).
Provenance: private Washington, D.C., USA collection
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Age-commensurate surface wear, loss to majority of base but still stable, fading and abrasions to pigmentation, with small chips to spout rim, handle, and body, otherwise very good. Nice earthen deposits throughout.