Lot: 92

77th tribal art auction

Grave urn

Peru, Chancay

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Howard Nowes, New York, USA H: 18.1 inch sold

ca. 1100 to 1400 AD

light-beige fired clay, dark brown painting, of bulbous form, round bottom, the neck of the vessel provided with anthropomorphic facial features and ear adornments, partly modelled, partly painted, with both hands holding a small cup, rest. (missing parts and breakages at the rim), slight traces of abrasion

Paz, Octavio et. al., Ritual Arts of the New World, Geneve 2000, p. 353