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Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Narino culture, ca. 850 to 1500 CE. A bichrome terracotta enema vessel of an anthropomorphic/phallic form with a human "head" presenting a visage comprised of coffee bean shaped eyes, a pointy nose, slightly parted lips, and tattooed striations running from forehead to chin - framed by a black coiffure that could also be construed as foreskin. Below, the phallic body of the piece is decorated with black on red negative resist geometric motifs. Size: 9.5" H (24.1 cm); 10.25" H (26 cm) on included custom stand.

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

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#141025

Condition

Slight surface wear commensurate with age, but otherwise excellent with nice burnishing marks.

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Amusing Narino Polychrome Enema Vessel

Estimate $700 - $1,200Dec 6, 2018
Louisville, CO, USA