Spouted Vessel of a Man

Blackware Stirrup Spouted Vessel of a Man, Chimu Culture, Peru, Circa 200 – 800 A.D.

Pre-Columbian Blackware Pottery, Peru, Chimu culture, ca. 200 to 800 AD. This is a beautiful blackware pottery jar molded with a male figure and a spout atop his head.  Has a round stirrup handle behind the face and spout.  All of which is above a typical bulbous lower portion decorated with various designs.

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  • Pre-Columbian Blackware Pottery, Peru, Chimu culture, ca. 200 to 800 AD. This is a beautiful blackware pottery jar molded with a male figure and a spout atop his head.  Has a round stirrup handle behind the face and spout.  All of which is above a typical bulbous lower portion decorated with various designs.

    The earlier Moche tradition, which developed in the same territory, had the greatest artistic influence on Chimú. Moche elements in Chimú pottery include small modeled figures (such as monkeys on the spouts of stirrup spout bottles) and marine elements (such as crabs and Spondylus shells. The interplay between the memories of Moche iconography and the fertility of the Chimú style was an immensely creative one. With the destruction of the Chimor kingdom at the hands of the Incas in A.D. 1470, the Chimú style declined.

    Dimensions:  Height: 7.25 inches.

    Condition:   Intact and in very good condition overall.

    Provenance: Provenance: Ex-Nikotovich collection acquired before 1980.

     

     

     

     

  • Date

    Pre-columbian

    Medium

    Terracotta

    Origin

    Peru, South America

    Subject

    Pottery

    Kind

    Ceramics, Pottery & Crystal, Collectibles, Ethnographic Art & Ancient Artifacts