Pre-Columbian Chancay (Peru) Polychrome Pottery Vessel
Pre-Columbian, Central Coast Peru, Chancay, ca. 1000 to 1470 CE. A handsome Chancay polychrome terracotta vessel. The vessel is a single-handled spherical vessel painted with abstract geometric, bird and egg inspired designs, and decorated with an applied avian form opposite the handle.
Provenance: Ex- L. Story collection, Denver, CO acquired before 1965. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity.
Condition Report: Small chips to rim and expected surface wear.
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The Chancay were a pre-Columbian archeological civilization which developed between the valleys of Fortaleza, Pativilca, Supe, Huaura, Chancay, Chillón, Rimac and Lurin, on the central coast of Peru, from about CE 1000 to 1470.