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    Chavin Fruit Bottle with Deities

    Chavin
    C. 500-200 BC
    Brownware Ceramic
    9¾" Tall x 6½" Wide

    The round body is divided into diamond patterned bulges, the top with a recessed dot for a stem, recreating a native fruit. Each of the three rows is symmetrically divided into six panels and each section decorated with a carved glyph. The midsection displays similar transformational deities with jaguar attributes in profile, all with large eye, ear, raised hair, teeth exposed, and with a curling snout; at the underside panels, each is incised with a serpent snout; and, the two panels where the stirrup connects have ears of maize. The bottle is mounted with a squared spout and in excellent, solid condition with only a couple tiny nicks. A beautiful aesthetic bottle, the delicate craftsmanship of this example shows a masterful refinement in artistry.


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    September, 2011
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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