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Chimu, Blackware Jar, Bird (1000-1470 AD), Peru 6 in L 6.75 in H 4.75 in D

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Seller: lachambredambre (472) 100%, Location: Crockett, California, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 272460967148 14.00 Chimu, Blackware Jar (1000-1470 AD), Peru 6 in Length 6.75 in Height 4.75 in Depth. Provenance: Ex Richard and Edith Dunlap Collection Peru, Chimu, c. 1000 – 1470 AD. This crisply molded blackware vessel is 4.75" high, slip painted black and buff remnants, some burnishing, fired with some sporadic areas of flash causing black-gray marks. Decorated jar has a bird face on its rim with a short, down-curved beak (like a parrot), and a flat, strap-like handle from the body to the neck. These blackware jars were mould-made and fired to that black color using a method called reduction firing. These were produced in specialty workshops by trained artisans; depicted is an anthropomorphic figure of a bird. The animal is molded in high relief and draped across the spout, neck and body of the vessel. Great example, with highly burnished slip and good mineral deposits. Condition: Trace mineral deposits across the vessel, the vessel chamber is intact, the spout rim is chipped in sporadic areas. Condition: Trace mineral deposits across the vessel, the vessel chamber is intact, the spout rim is chipped in sporadic areas., Provenance: Ex Richard and Edith Dunlap Collection, Material: Pottery

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