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Pre-Columbian Tairona Chocolateware Vessel Double Bowl Colombia

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Seller: arteantico111 (315) 100%, Location: New York, New York, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 162284566867 PRE-COLUMBIAN CHOCOLATEWARE DOUBLE BOWL VESSEL Culture:Tairona, ColombiaPeriod:500 - 1000 A.D.Dimensions:11-1/2 (29.2 cm) L x 5-3/8" (13.5 cm) W x 6" (15.3 cm) HWeight:2 lbs. 6 oz. Description: A chocolateware double bowl vessel joined together with a joint stem and basket handle.Restoration to one bowl and small rim chip. Sold as is. Provenance: Private collection, Chicago; presently private collection, New York, N.Y. The Tairona were a precolombian civilization in the region of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta in the present-day Magdalena and La Guajira Departments of Colombia, South America which goes back to the 1st century AD and showed documented growth around in the 11th century. The Tairona people formed one of the two principal groups of the Chibcha and were pushed into submarginal regions by the Spanish conquest. The Kogi indigenous people who live in the area today are direct descendants of the Tairona. Knowledge sources about the precolombian Tairona civilization are limited to archaeological findings and a few written references from the Spanish colonial era. A major city of the Tairona and archaeological site is today known as Ciudad Perdida (Spanish for "Lost City"), it was discovered by treasure hunters in 1975. The Tairona are known to have built terraced platforms, house foundations, stairs, sewers, tombs, and bridges from stone. Use of pottery for utilitarian and ornamental/ceremonial purposes was also highly developed. The Tairona were forced to move into the highlands when the Caribs invaded around 1000 CE, according to the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress which allowed them to evade the worst effects of the Spanish colonization. Like so many ancient myths concerning holy mountains at the "centre of the world", their mythology teaches that they are "Elder Brothers" of humanity, living in the "Heart of the World" (the Sierra Nevada of Santa Marta). Those not living in the Heart of the World are called "Younger Brothers." Their mythology suggests that these Younger Brothers were sent away from the heart of the world long ago, seemingly in reference to these same Carib people who are said to have originated from South America.

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