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    Stirrup-spout Portrait Vessel
    Salinar (?)
    300 - 100 B.C.
    Ceramic with dark brown paint
    Height 8 1/4 in. Width 5 3/4 in.

    Several features of this vessel are unusual, starting with the style of the image itself, which is closest to the facial type found on Salinar ceramics. That combined with the lipped stirrup-spout form suggests a relatively early date. Surface dents at the upper back, a slight torque and dent to the spout, and a surface almost granular in places all indicate that the firing of the vessel went awry. Even with these anomalies the strong rendering of the face combines with the striking facial painting to create an arresting image.

    Provenance
    Arte Textil (Steve Berger), San Francisco, California



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2006
    29th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 4
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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