DescriptionLarge Sinu Two Part Urn with Seated Figure
C. 800-1500 AD
Buff Terra Cotta
The large urn is created in buff terra cotta having bird effigies and a seated male. On either side of the base is a bird head, the feet clinging to s bundle, and curving wings in relief, a long notched spine separating the two halves. The lid, itself, is 15" tall and 10 ½" wide, with a nude male seated upon a stool, having a wide triangular shaped head, hands resting on the knees, the spine prominently depicted on his back, and the chest bulged. The large jars would have been used for communal storage of foods and liquids, as well as used in burial offerings for the afterlife. The base is intact and excellent and the lid expertly reconstructed from large pieces and appears excellent. This lot requires third party shipping.
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