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Lot 0145G
Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Tairona region, ca. 1000 to 1550 CE. A large pottery vessel in the form of an underworld deity. Reminiscent of pottery from the region further south into Peru where the Moche god Ai Apec appears as a menacing figure on much of their pottery. This vessel features a strong demon with claw-like hands, extended tongue and piercing eyes. He is one scary monster! Size: 8" W x 7" H (20.3 cm x 17.8 cm)

Provenance: private Southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s

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#141159

Condition

Intact and excellent with wear to black surface as shown and small chip to foot.

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Desirable Tairona Blackware Pottery Jar

Estimate $1,000 - $1,500Dec 6, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA