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    Description

    Single-spout Bottle
    Chavín, Tembladera
    1000 - 600 B.C.
    Burnished and textured blackware
    Height 9 1/2 in. Diameter 5 3/4 in.

    This vessel, which represents one standard Chavín ceramic shape, embodies the extraordinary technical perfection and elegance characteristic of this early culture. A further indication of Chavín sophistication is the way in which the textures of vessel surfaces are developed organically in harmony with shape to create a much more complex set of visual rhythms than might seem possible from the relatively few basic elements. The interaction of matte texture with reflective burnished areas adds a further level of visual activity. Overall condition is good, with minor patches near lip of spout, small areas of loss in the textured area of one spiral, and a few surface scratches.

    Provenance
    David Bernstein, New York



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2006
    29th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 6
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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