Pre-Columbian Chancay Pottery

Rare Pre-Columbian Chancay Pottery Canteen

Rare & Unique Pre-Columbian Pottery, Chancay culture, central coast of Peru, ca. 1000 to 1370 CE. This is a large, finely decorated pottery canteen with a wide-mouthed spout branching off a narrow neck (to prevent evaporation), and twin curved handles on either side of the neck. The body of the canteen is round, with a crossed pattern on it; it is colored with black and cream, as is the classic Chancay style.

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  • Rare & Unique Pre-Columbian Pottery, Chancay culture, central coast of Peru, ca. 1000 to 1370 CE. This is a large, finely decorated pottery canteen with a wide-mouthed spout branching off a narrow neck (to prevent evaporation), and twin curved handles on either side of the neck. The body of the canteen is round, with a crossed pattern on it; it is colored with black and cream, as is the classic Chancay style.  Size: 4.75″ L x 8″ W x 10.25″ H (12.1 cm x 20.3 cm x 26 cm). Provenance: Ex- Private Story collection, Denver, CO

  • Weight

    4lb.

    Height

    10.5"

    Width

    5"

    Depth

    5"

    Weight

    4lb.

    Height

    10.5"

    Width

    5"

    Depth

    5"

    Date

    11th Century

    Frame

    No

    Medium

    Terracotta

    Origin

    Peru