DescriptionA Spectacular Pair of Unusual Inca Ceremonial Vessels
C. 1200-1500 AD
Length of each approximately 10½", Height 6"
Each in the form of a human forearm and hand surmounted by a classic Inca Aribolla, these pacchas, or ritual water vessels, were used to bless fields and ask for an abundant harvest. The water was poured into the mouth of the Arribolla and came out in a fine stream though a hole in the knuckle of a finger on each hand. The arms and back of hands are richly decorated with tattooing. Excellent condition, each on a custom stand. This lot requires third party shipping.
Ex. Platt Friedenberg Collection, Virginia Museum of Art.
Estimate: $5,500 - $6,500.
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