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Authentic Pre-Colombian Ex-Museum Viru Culture ca 100 BCE - 600 CE Double Chamber Redware w/ Owl Figure -Unique Piece w/ provenance and COA

Regular price $639.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $639.00 USD
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Authentic double chamber redware Artifact from Early Intermediate Period (circa 100 BCE- 600 CE). This Viru Culture (North West Coast of present day Peru). This deaccession Museum piece (ex-Ashland University Museum) redware vessel comprised of 2 bulbous chambers that are connected bridge tunnel at their side and a tubular loop handle at their shoulders. One of the chambers features a flat base, tapered spout, and annular, lipped rim, while the other rests on a round yet stable base and is topped with a zoomorphic Owl head. Capped with a flared headdress, the head displays an avian-esque visage, consisting of a petite, pointed beak, bulging eyes, and incised nostrils and pupils, all flanked by a pair of sizeable ears. An annular drill hole decorates the lobe of each ear, allowing one to suspend ornaments from the head of this curious creature. Size: 7" L x 4.75" W x 6.125" H (17.8 cm x 12.1 cm x 15.6 cm).

Condition very nice overall- Still retains manganese light earthen deposits and correct patina and weight commiserate for the age.

Provenance: Certificate of Authenticity from Well respected Gallery that deals in Antiquities Further: ex-Ashland University Museum, Ashland, Ohio, USA,

Released from private collection that has sold in New York City galleries as well as top auction houses-Guaranteed Authentic

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