Seller: sf-fineart (2,897) 100%, Location: Los Angeles, California, Ships to: Americas, Europe, Asia, Item: 390486801710 Culture: Chimu, Original or Reproduction: Original, Details: Pre-Columbian CHIMU STIRRUP SPOUTED BLACKWARE FIGURAL VESSEL ca. 1000 § 1400 AD This is a magnificent Pre-Columbian CHIMU STIRRUP SPOUTED BLACKWARE FIGURAL VESSEL from Northern Peru, ca. 1000 § 1400 AD. This rare and unusual vessel has a beautifully molded jaguar with a human face emerging from its mouth. It is burnished all over in shades of dark gray/black. Chimú examples are noted for the presence of a lug at the junction of the spout and stirrup. Here, there is a small bird; others have a monkey or a simple lug. It is in good original intact condition aside from a chip on the bird's tail, a chip on the inside of the spout and a small hole on the side of the vessel. It measures 7" high x 5 ½" wide. PROVENANCE: This spectacular item comes directly from the estate of a Beverly Hills Pre-Columbian art collector and was legally imported into the United States over 50 years ago. Authenticity is GUARANTEED. Please scroll down on the item description to view additional photographs. Shipping is $20.00 within the US only, please email for international shipping rates. Payment is due within 4 days. Please view my other auctions and eBay store for additional museum quality fine art and collectibles, including other fine Pre-Columbian items. Shipping & Handling $20.00 USPS Priority Mail® 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!