Pre-Colombian Chimu Black-ware Canteen Figure with Tumi Headress, #974. Reserved for Christian Sold

$ 1,035.00

974. Description: Pre-Columbian, Northern Peru, Chimu, ca. 1000 to 1400 CE. A fine mold-made black ware canteen vessel depicting a standing figure with arms raised and a tumi headdress (the form adopted from crescent shaped ceremonial knife) against a stippled circular panel on the front, with twin lugs attached to each shoulder, and a short neck with an impressed wave pattern around its base and a flared rim. Most lugs were pierced for attaching a canteen strap. The fact that the lugs are not pierced suggests that this canteen was created specifically to accompany the elite deceased in burial. The black finish of most Chimu pottery was achieved by firing the pottery at high temperatures in a closed kiln which prevented the oxygen from reacting with the clay. A superb example created by the Chimu culture of ancient Peru!

Dimensions: 8.5" W x 9.5" H (21.6 cm x 24.1 cm)  

Condition: Very minor nicks to rim. Intact and in excellent condition for its age and use. All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

Provenance: Ex - Reid Collection

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