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Chimú Ware Pottery Stirrup Vessel

Chimú Ware Pottery Stirrup Vessel

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A beautifully decorated pottery stirrup vessel with geometric patterns around the black body. A very typical peruvian vessel made in black.

It was around the 2nc millennium BC. that artists in northern Peru started to produce beautiful pottery and ceramics with great technical refinement and aesthetic appeal. This piece was made about 3.000 years later. The Chimú potters based their ceramics on the prveious generations and millenia, however the vessels can appear mass-produced due to the great effort made in producing these pieces.

The black color was achieved during the firing process - where the oxygen would be limited, hence creating a deep black powdery substance consisting mostly of amorphous carbon, which is produced by incomplete burning of organic matter.

Culture & Year: Peruvian, Chimú, 1000 - 1400 AD.

Provenance: Ex. deceased estate, acquired by engineer on travels to South-America in the 50's.

Condition: Very fine. Small chip at nozzle.

Height: 17.5 cm
Width: 10 cm
Length: 10 cm

Low stock: 1 left

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