Seller: tribalandvintagegallery (14) 93.8%, Location: Bartonsville, Pennsylvania, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 201700064626 Lambayeque Blackware Naymlap Vessel 700AD - 1350AD 8 1/2"H x 5 1/4"W x 6"D Lambayeque "Naymlap" Vessels — Peru 700 AD - 1350 AD blackware Naymlap libation vessels from the North Coast of Peru. "Lord Naymlap" is the mythological founder of the pre-Chimu dynasty of the Sican-Lambayeque culture of Northern Peru. He is identified as having a human face with slanted eyes and tattoos. He is often surrounded by other figures representing his descendants.Incised lines and dots under his eyes are tears; symbolic of rain as he is the provider of (precious) water for his peoples and their crops. He is seen here flanked by two prone figures representing his descendants; known as the "children of Naymlap". The vessel sits atop a footed base and has a wide strap handle. The nicely burnished blackware surface shows light deposits and strong root marks and trails. Condition: Overall Condition Good, scrapes and old cracks please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.