Ancient Pre Columbian Chimu Vessel, 850 -1450 AD
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Ancient pre columbian vessel from the Chimu culture (850 -1450 AD). A blackware ceramic stirrup-spout vessel with a globular body of spiked form.
MEASUREMENTS: Height: 20 ½ cm (8 inches). Width: 14 ½ cm (5 1/8 inches).
CONDITION: In good condition except for a small hole on the side and a minor chip at the base, no cracks or repairs. Nice showing age patina.
REFERENCES: "The centre of the Chimú culture (850-1450 A.D.) was the city of Chan Chan in the Moche river valley. The ruins of the city cover almost an area of 20 square km. With the help of conquests and warfare, the Chimú people made up a state which, during its glory days, ruled over a coastal strip of land of 1000 km that almost reached the northern border of Peru. A mould was used in making Chimú ceramics and the vessels were often made up of smaller components. Numerous vessel forms and decorative motifs share points of contact with the Moche ceramics. The Chimú vessels have been fired in a space deficient of oxygen, which is the reason for their characteristic dark color."
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- 850 -1450 AD
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