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Lot 0483
**Originally Listed At $850**

Pre-Columbian, South Coast Peru, Wari (Huari) culture, ca. 700 to 1000 CE. An intriguing figural vessel with a spout rising from one of the canteen-shaped lobes and an amusing simian figure as the other. The monkey has a rotund body with a flat base, a pair of raised arms curved across its chest, and a bulbous head defined by perky ears, circular eyes with painted pupils, a bridged nose, and an open circular mouth. The highly-burnished polychrome surface is painted with red, orange, and brown hues, with stippled and S-shaped motifs on the shoulder of one lobe, and an abstract geometric motif on the top of the slender handle. A clear whistling noise can be heard when air is blown into the upward-projecting spout. Size: 6.75" L x 3.25" W x 5.125" H (17.1 cm x 8.3 cm x 13 cm).

Provenance: private Hawaii, USA collection; ex-private New York, USA collection

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Restoration and overpainting to tip of spout. Surface wear and abrasions commensurate with age, minor nicks to base, lobes, and handle, with minor fading to pigmentation. Nice earthen deposits throughout. Old inventory label taped to base of one lobe.

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Huari Double-Chambered Whistling Monkey Vessel

Estimate $1,500 - $2,250Oct 17
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Louisville, CO, USA