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Pair of Tairona Pottery Blackware Vessels

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Lot 0236 Details

Description
**Originally Listed At $125**

Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Tairona culture, ca. 1000 to 1500 CE. Two hand-built pottery blackware vessels. First is a lime container in the form of a turtle with a slight rounded base, angled shoulders with incised designs, a central cavity filled with ancient lime, and a projecting head with twin bulbous eyes and an incised diamond on top. Second is a petite twin-lobed vessel with incised linear and circular designs along the body as well as twin upturned rims. Size of largest (lime container): 2.625" L (6.7 cm).

Provenance: private Stagecoach, Nevada, USA collection; acquired from 1985 to present from galleries such as Arte Primitivo, Art For Eternity, Butterfields, and Riverbend Gallery

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Condition
Both have expected age-commensurate surface wear, fading to designs, small chips to rims and bases, with light earthen and mineral deposits throughout.
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Pair of Tairona Pottery Blackware Vessels

Estimate $200 - $300Jul 01, 2019
Starting Price $75
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