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Authentic Pre-Columbian Artifact Chimu Culture Feline (Puma) design circa 1100 to 1470 CE with COA

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Authentic Pre-Columbian Artifact from the Northern Coast of Peru. Artifact highlights anthropomorphic Puma or Feline like creature on observe. This vessel from the Chimu Culture dates from the Late Intermediate Period circa 1100-1470 CE. Stirrup vessel in overall grayish-black and has arching handle and narrow spout. Artifact shows all appropriate patina and aging and mineral deposits for a piece this age. Size: 6 5/8 inches in Height by 3 15/16 inches Wide Condition: In good condition has a older repair where stirrup handle meets base. Piece shows mineral deposits and appropriate patina for an authentic Pre-Columbian artifact of its age. Provenance: Comes with Certificate of Authenticity from very well respected gallery that deals in Antiquities where it was purchased. Further: ex-Lyons, Colorado, USA collection Released from private collection that has sold in New York City galleries as well as top auction-Guaranteed Authentic All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. Free domestic shipping! Returns & exchanges Refunds and Exchanges We accept returns within 30 days of the purchase of the item. However, the buyer is responsible for shipping the item back to us and that cost will not be refunded. We will refund your money for the item as soon as we receive the item back. Please send the item back to us with tracking or insured. Chimú ceramics were crafted for two functions: containers for daily domestic use and those made for ceremonial use for offerings at burials. Domestic pottery was developed without higher finishing, while funeral ceramics show more aesthetic refinement. The main features of Chimú ceramics were small sculptures, and manufacturing molded and shaped pottery for ceremonial or daily use. Ceramics were usually stained black, although there are some variations. Lighter ceramics were also produced in smaller quantities. The characteristic brightness was obtained by rubbing with a rock that previously had been polished. Many animals, fruits, characters, and mystical entities have been represented pictorially on Chimú ceramics. Archaeological evidence suggest that Chimu grew out of the remnants of the Moche, as early Chimú pottery had some resemblance to that of the Moche. Their ceramics are all black, and their work in precious metals is very detailed and intricate.