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Chavin Stirrup Effigy Vessel

Auction:
3185B
Lot:
37
Sold for:
$3,321$2,700

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Auction:
American Indian & Ethnographic Arts - 3185B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
December 01, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Chavin Stirrup Effigy Vessel, c. 700-400 BC, with a complex mythological scene of a double-headed serpent transforming into a jaguar entwined in a mountainous region, the reptile with upturned nose, tongue extended and coiled body highlighted with incised designs, a tapering San Pedro cactus projects outwards, in brownware with incised decoration, ht. 12 1/2 in.

Provenance: Private collection, Columbus, Ohio; purchased from Fine Arts of Ancient Lands, New York, 1993.
Estimate $5,000-7,000


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

Keywords

Columbus, Comparative mythology, Dragons, Predation, Serpent, Snakes, Squamata, Symbolism

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