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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