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    Chucu Polychrome Plaque

    Chucu
    C. 1300-1600 AD
    Painted Ceramic
    9" Tall x 9ΒΌ" Wide

    The vibrantly decorated scene is painted in an ancient petroglyphic style with images of standing humans with arms akimbo herding various colored llamas with a dividing stream or river and rain drops falling upon them. Decorated in thick white, green, yellow, and black paints, the depiction is created from a fragment of a large broken burnished storage vessel, the interior wall now painted. The works were given as offerings within caves or graves in the southern region. The example is intact and excellent with a custom wall mount.


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