Pre-Columbian Chancay (Peru) Polychrome Pottery Olla Vessel
Pre-Columbian Chancay polychrome double-handled spherical terracotta vessel painted with abstract geometric and zoomorphic designs, with a handle decorated with a sculpted human, animal or deity figure.
Pre-Columbian, Central Coast Peru, Chancay, ca. 1000 to 1470 AD. A handsome Chancay polychrome terracotta vessel. The vessel is a double-handled spherical vessel painted with abstract geometric and zoomorphic designs. One Handle is decorated with what appears to be a sculpted human, animal or deity figure. 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 | Approx. Dimensions: 9.25″ H x 8.25″ W (23.495 x 20.955cm) | Condition: Very Good, Small chip to rim and expected surface wear and paint loss | Provenance: Ex- L. Story collection, Denver, CO acquired before 1965. Includes a Certificate of Authenticity.