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Large Pre-Columbian Pottery Olla with Animal Handle

Large Pre-Columbian Pottery, Chancay culture, Peru, ca. 1200 to 1450 CE. This is a large round olla in the classic Chancay style, with linear decorations and a wide dark band painted around the base. There is an animal with four legs, prominent ears, and a long tail perched on the curving handle. Chancay ceramics have been found mainly in the cemeteries of the Ancon and Chancay valleys

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  • Large Pre-Columbian Pottery, Chancay culture, Peru, ca. 1200 to 1450 CE. This is a large round olla in the classic Chancay style, with linear decorations and a wide dark band painted around the base. There is an animal with four legs, prominent ears, and a long tail perched on the curving handle. Chancay ceramics have been found mainly in the cemeteries of the Ancon and Chancay valleys; this pottery seems to have been produced using molds. Their pottery would start with a rough matte surface that would be painted later in contrasting cream, brown, and black. Egg-shaped female figures like this one, with geometric decoration around the face and head, are good examples of Chancay Pottery.  Size: 7.5″ W x 12″ H (19 cm x 30.5 cm). Provenance: Ex- L. Story collection, Denver, CO acquired before 1965

  • Weight

    2lb.

    Height

    11"

    Width

    7.5"

    Depth

    7.5"

    Weight

    2lb.

    Height

    11"

    Width

    7.5"

    Depth

    7.5"

    Date

    13th Century, 14th Century, 15th Century

    Medium

    Ceramic

    Origin

    Peru, South America

    Frame

    No