Pre-Columbian, Western Bolivia, Chiribaya or Tiahuanaco (Tiwanaku) culture, ca. 900 to 1200 CE. An attractive, hand-built pottery bowl with a flat base, gradually-expanding walls, a deep basin, and a rolled rim. An exterior register of alternating maroon and grey rectangles encircles the base, and the rim is traced in black pigment. The interior basin displays a register of abstract geometric/zoomorphic figures with tendril-form appendages and circular eyes, and the earth tone palette is presented atop a pale orange ground. Size: 6.25" W x 3" H (15.9 cm x 7.6 cm).
Provenance: private Southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s
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