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Authentic Pre-Columbian Chavin-Cupisnique, ca. 1000 to 200 BCE. Artifact (Peru) Vessel

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Authentic Pre-Columbian Brownware Bottle w/ Incised Plant (Fern) Motiff artifact from Chavin-Cupisnique Culture of ancient Peru. This artifact dates from the Early Intermediate Period circa 1000 to 200 BCE. Tapered spout vessel displays incised exterior body adorned with ten individual palm or fern leafs. Retains glossy surface that has formed along the high burnishing marks and characterizes much of the vessel. Size: 5" W x 7 1/8" H (12.7 cm x 18.1 cm) Condition: Overall very good with nice detail has proper patina and earthen mineral deposits correct for an artifact of this age on repair to stirrup spot and tiny hole from excavation/ 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. The Chavín culture is an extinct, pre-Columbian civilization, named for Chavín de Huantar, the principal archaeological site at which its artifacts have been found. The culture developed in the northern Andean highlands of Peru from 900 BCE to 200 BCE. It extended its influence to other civilizations along the coast.[1][2] The Chavín people (whose name for themselves is unknown) were located in the Mosna Valley where the Mosna and Huachecsa rivers merge. This area is 3,150 metres (10,330 ft) above sea level and encompasses the quechua, suni, and puna life zones.[3] In the periodization of pre-Columbian Peru, the Chavín is the main culture of the Early Horizon period in highland Peru, characterized by the intensification of the religious cult, the appearance of ceramics closely related to the ceremonial centers, the improvement of agricultural techniques and the development of metallurgy and textiles. 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.