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Rare Pre-Columbian "Self-Sacrifice" Stirrup Spout Pottery Vessel

Auction:
2506
Lot:
118
Sold for:
$948$800

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 2506
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
May 15, 2010 10:00AM

Description:

Rare Pre-Columbian "Self-Sacrifice" Stirrup Spout Pottery Vessel, Peru, Cupisnique/Chavin, Jequetepeque Valley, c. 1000-200 B.C., the "degollador" seated and holding his partially severed head, painted detail, ht. 7 3/4 in.

Liter ature: Peru, Art from the Chauín to the Incas, Paris Musées, pp. 25.
Estimate $500-700

Keywords

Jequetepeque Valley, partially severed head, British Columbia, Ceramics, Pottery

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