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Large Pre-Columbian Chancay Olla Pottery

Large Pre-Columbian Pottery, Peru, Chancay culture, ca. 1000 to 1370 CE. This is a large pottery olla with small twin handles on the shoulder, a relatively narrow neck, and a flared spout/rim. The piece has a sloping, convex bottom rather than a foot and was most likely designed to be used dug into earth rather than standing on its own. There are linear black and red designs all over the body, as well as a cream slip base, which suggests strongly the piece is Chancay

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  • Large Pre-Columbian Pottery, Peru, Chancay culture, ca. 1000 to 1370 CE. This is a large pottery olla with small twin handles on the shoulder, a relatively narrow neck, and a flared spout/rim. The piece has a sloping, convex bottom rather than a foot and was most likely designed to be used dug into earth rather than standing on its own. There are linear black and red designs all over the body, as well as a cream slip base, which suggests strongly the piece is Chancay. Size: 10.25″ W x 11″ H (26 cm x 27.9 cm). Provenance: Ex- L. Story collection, Denver, CO acquired before 1965.

  • 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