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    A Nazca Stirrup-Spout Vessel c. 450 - 650 AD

    Each side with the head of the so-called Anthropomorphic Mythical Being sprouting smaller versions of itself, a long tongue emanating from its mouth ending in an oval with three serpents. Lower section of body painted with row of eleven human faces. In good condition, small spots of fill and painted restoration visible on mouth area of one Being head and on the nose area of one face below, chips on underside, surface erosion in areas, chips and loss of paint on bridge and spouts.

    See the National Museum of the American Indian catalog #11/2781 for a vessel of the same style and type formerly in the collection of Miguel V. Merino Schröder; acquired by the museum in 1922.

    Height: 8 ½ inches


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2017
    13th Monday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
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