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**Originally Listed At $300**

Pre-Columbian, South America, Colombia, Narino, ca. 1250 CE. Beautiful and musical too, this finely made Narino pottery ocarina was modeled in the elegant shape of a seashell and meticulously decorated with an incised register of three adorable monkeys, all in vivid hues of red and beige. Perforations through one end for suspension. A fabulous Pre-Columbian wind musical instrument! Block stand. Size: 2.5" H (6.4 cm); 4.25" H (10.8 cm) on included custom stand.

Provenance: private John Hollman, Madison Avenue, New York, USA collection

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Minor surface wear with a few tiny nicks, possibly there prior to firing. Overall excellent.

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Fine Narino Pottery Shell-Form Whistle - Monkeys

Estimate $450 - $1,350Apr 30, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
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