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    Description

    A Chavin Blackware Owl Stirrup Spout Vessel
    c. 400-100 BC

    The lower third a flaring bowl shape with incised geometric designs; the middle section modeled on one side with the large concentric eyes, short beak, and pointed ears of an owl, a diamond inscribed on forehead, the other side with curling designs; the stirrup spout at top. In apparently excellent condition, no visible repairs or restorations.

    Provenance:
    Robert & Carolyn Nelson Collection
    Griffin Gallery, Boca Raton, FL. Accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from the gallery.
    Ex. Kate Kemper Collection. Ms. Kemper of London and Switzerland (1908-2004) was an early collector of Andean art, forming an important collection of ceramics and textiles after visiting Peru. Her comprehensive collection was formed in Europe and exhibited in various museums including Ancient Peruvian Art, at the Arts Council, London in 1962, and Alt Peru in 1972 at the Landesmuseum, Muenster.

    Height: 11 ½ inches




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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    June, 2019
    25th Tuesday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
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