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Large Authentic (w/ TL Test & COA) Pre-Columbian whistling Priest in alter Stirrup Artifact Vessel Sican-Lambayeque Culture ca 900-1100 CE

Regular price $999.00 USD
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Large Authentic (comes with thermoluminescence (TL) analysis) Pre-Columbian monochrome of Priest or Lord on alter Whistling Artifact from the Northern Coast of Peru. This vessel from the Sican-Lambayeque Culture dates from the Intermediate Period circa 900-1100 CE (AD). Beautiful, hand-built blackware whistle pottery vessel. This charming pottery stirrup whistle vessel displaying a cuboid body, a conical spout, and a strip-form handle, all sitting upon a concave, circular base. Boasting a lustrous burnish over a deep black glaze, the lovely vessel features a petite figure sitting atop it. Perhaps a lord or Priest the fascinating figure sits with hands on his knees beneath a slanted roof supported by 2 columns. He is adorned with an elaborate headdress and 2 enormous, annular earspools. The wonderful vessel still produces a lovely musical whistle when one blows through the spout! Size: 8" L x 3.875" W x 7.5" H (20.3 cm x 9.8 cm x 19 cm) Unique authentic artifact from ancient Peru. Condition: Highly-burnished TL holes to base and underside of handle. Loss to base on one side. Repairs with some possible restoration, as well as restoration over break lines to spout, handle, and roof of figure. Some nicks, scratches, and abrasions throughout, commensurate with age. Otherwise, excellent. High -pitch whistle very audible. Provenance: Comes with both Certificate of Authenticity from well respected Gallery that deals in Antiquities. Further: ex-Stein collection, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, USA, acquired January 4, 2002; ex-Haig's of Rochester, Rochester, Michigan, USA (This piece has been tested using thermoluminescence (TL) analysis and has been found to be ancient and of the period stated. A full report will accompany purchase.) 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. 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.