Seller: sf-fineart (2,881) 100%, Location: Los Angeles, California, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, Item: 381454184736 Pre-Columbian CHANCAY Pottery Vessel of a Priestess Holding an Infant - 1000 AD Click to View Image Album This is a superb original antique museum quality Pre-Columbian CHANCAY Pottery Figural Vessel of a Priestess or Goddess Holding an Infant, Peru, 1000 AD – 1450 AD. This rare and unusual Chancay vessel is in the form of a seated priestess or goddess holding an infant to her breast. She is wearing a tall crown with a moon disk at the front, with elaborate earrings and necklace. It is beautifully decorated with dark brown/black paint on the head, face and body. It measures 11” high, 5 ½” wide, 6” deep and is in original ancient intact condition with natural wear due to age. There are no cracks, breaks or restoration. PROVENANCE: This item comes directly from the estate of a Beverly Hills Pre-Columbian collector and was legally imported into the United States prior to 1970. Authenticity is GUARANTEED. Similar Chancay figures sell in galleries for over $3,500. Please scroll down on the item description to view additional photographs. Packing, priority shipping and insurance is $50.00 within the US only, please contact me for international shipping rates. Payment is due within 2 days. Please view my other auctions and eBay store for additional museum quality fine art and collectibles, including other fine Pre-Columbian items from this collection. Unglazed earthenware figures such as this are typical of the Chancay, particularly the wide flattened head. The Chancay apparently developed in relative isolation from Tihuanaco around 1200 along the central coast of Peru. The distinctive Chancay style consists of white-slipped ceramics with black-lined decoration, and an unusual primitiveness pervades Chancay ceramics. Human figures were common and were frequently dressed in elaborate textiles. Payment I accept the following forms of payment: PayPal Shipping & Handling $50.00 USPS Priority Mail® Click to View Image Album Click to View Image Album Click to View Image Album FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager. FREE scheduling, supersized images and templates. Get Vendio Sales Manager. Over 100,000,000 served. Get FREE counters from Vendio today!