Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba

Chimu Canteen

Chimu Canteen

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre 1492: Item # 1421687

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Sarasota, FL 34232

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An excellent Chimu or Lambayeque canteen from Peru, ca. 1100 - 1450 AD. This lovely blackware vessel is 7" high and is a ceramic version of a bottle gourd (Lagenaria siceraria). This rare example also mimics the large, stacked vessels used by chicha vendors in the markets. It is highly burnished, has intact suspension loops and shows strong mineral deposits and trails overall. Together with an old gourd canteen of indeterminate age showing extensive usage.

Cf. De Lavalle "Lambayeque", page 92.


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