Art of the Americas - Small Jar, Inca, Peru

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Small jar
Inca, Peru
6.5" (16.5 cm) high
1470-1550 A.D.

An unusual globular terracotta jar with a tall neck, flared top and loop handle, painted on the shoulder with a stylized meander of bird's heads and on the equator with a bold vertical striped pattern in brown, black and white. The neck is painted with black and white horizontal stripes with the rounded bottom in the original buff. There is a small hole on the bottom marked E63, possibly indicating the administration of a TL test.
Ex. private collection, Iowa, Ex. Sotheby's "Pre-Columbian Art," May 17, 1993, Lot #224, ex. David Bernstein Fine Arts


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