Description

    Square Chucu Tile Depicting a Textile

    Chucu
    C. 1300-1600 AD
    Painted Ceramic
    7½" x 7½"

    The square tile curves slightly and is lightly incised with a checkerboard pattern and a series of squares painted in red and black. The ceramics were used as offerings within burials and caves and normally made from the fragments of very large storage containers, however, the curving nature of this example lends itself to believe this was intentionally made or else, the jar would have been massive. The image recreates designs seen in shirts and various other textiles and the back with a beautiful stone polish and burnished sheen. Retains ancient deposits and in excellent condition with custom wall mount.


    Estimate: $1,800 - $2,400.

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