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Ancient Pre - Columbian Chancay Culture Vessel - 1200 AD

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Seller: artancientltd (9,305) 99.6%, Location: Huntingdon, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 291011995243 A pre-Columbian (Chancay culture) earthenware bottle or jar dating to between 1200 - 1435 A.D. This ovoid vessel with a flaring neck and arched handle is adorned with a series of appliquéd zoomorphic figures. The cream slipped body is painted in brown pigment, whilst the lower body remains undecorated. The collar and neck are adorned with various geometric and linear designs, displaying a spontaneity of application synonymous with the Chancay style. Two large billed birds facing each other (possibly toucans) are depicted using a combination of both appliquéd clay and painted decoration, whilst a smaller appliquéd bird peers out from between them, seemingly in flight and displaying a vivid sense of life and motion. Little is known of the Chancay society, but evidence indicates that it represented a small regional state made up of several ethnic groups inhabiting the coasts, desert lands and valleys of central Peru between 1000-1435 A.D. The Chancay are best known for their astonishing and unique craftsmanship that valued a high level of personalisation in decorative style. Producing woodworks, textiles and ceramics, Chancay style artefacts are prevalent across central Peru. This enigmatic society traded their goods widely with other regions either by land towards the Peruvian highlands and jungle or by sea to the north and south of their borders. As such, though the society does not appear to have wielded significant political power, the skill of their craftsmen appears to have been respected and admired. The artisan who produced this piece would have been under the control of the local kuraka (clan leader), who regulated the production activities of the various specialists, farmers and festive activities within his community. A beautiful piece of art from one of the most widely appreciated artisan societies of pre-Columbian South America. Condition: Restored from fragments without infill. Height: 11 3/4 inches. Exhibited: The City Art Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland August 15th, 1983 - October 2nd, 1983. Bayley Art Museum, University of Virginia November 15th, 1983 - January 15th, 1984. Provenance: Ex. collection of Arthur M. Sackler, 1913 - 1987. Sackler was one of the pre-eminent collectors of the 20th Century, as well as being a major philanthropist and patron of the arts. His world renowned collection was rich in Far Eastern, Byzantine, Greek, Egyptian and Near Eastern art and antiquities, small portions of which have been sold over the past 10 years. Sackler established a plethora of institutions which bear his name, including the Sackler Institute of Graduate Biomedical Science, the Sackler School of Medicine, the Arthur M. Sackler Science Center and, of course, the Arthur M. Sackler Museum. A rare opportunity to acquire an artifact from one of the key art collections of the 20th century. Authenticity All items are unconditionally guaranteed to be Authentic as described. For added security we offer a full money-back guarantee if a recognized authority disputes the authenticity of any object sold. We send paper invoices incorporating a signed certificate of authenticity and photograph of the item. Shipping We send all collectibles Registered, Signed-for and Insured. We do not aim to profit from shipping charges. As volume sellers with preferential rates, we are mostly able to ship at below commercially available prices. For eBay customers If you wish to leave us a note or have a special request for delivery, please do not use the "item notes" on the ebay checkout. Instead, please send your request via the contact seller link. Combined shipping In some cases we can combine multiple items into a single package to save you money. However, If you plan to purchase items over the course of a day or more you must delay payment and let us know after you have purchased the first item. Otherwise all items are sent following cleared payment. Terms and conditions No Sales Tax/VAT will be charged by ourselves. We are not responsible for customs delays/duties. As legitimate sellers, we abide by United Kingdom and European Union Export regulations. We do not mis-describe items on the customs form. Please note that in most countries, antiques and collectibles are eligible for minimal/zero charges on importation. ArtAncient Limited is registered in England no. 06376708 Vat registration no: GB 948 9832 53. Services & Partners: inkFrog Analytics Material: Terracotta, Culture: Chancay, Country of Origin: Peru, General culture: Pre Columbian

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