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    Carchi Arybolla with Trees and Mat Designs

    Carchi/ Narino
    C. 1000-1400 AD
    Burnished and Painted Pottery
    15½" Tall x 12" Wide

    The graceful form modeled with a conical base for quickly twisting to sit in the ground, a bulbous body having strap handles on either side, the narrow neck flaring up to a wide lip. The arybolla would have been used for storage of foods and liquids, having small loops just under the rim which may have been used for attaching a lid. The body is decorated with a negative resist black painted design with two large scenes of tree-like decoration, a central panel with alternating horizontal and vertical lined squares, and mounted with a small abstract animal head. A lovely example in excellent condition, having only one strap handle reattached. Covered in ancient deposits and root marks. This lot requires third party shipping.


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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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