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DescriptionA Chimu Stirrup Spout Vessel
Peru, c. 1000 - 1470 AD
Hollow red-tan earthenware in form of a standing hybrid creature with a monkey-like head and a muscular feline body with curling tail, the stirrup spout has a small monkey clinging to one side looking to its right. In excellent condition; examined under blacklight: the long neck of the spout reattached and restored along break line. Back leg with restoration.
From the collection of Dr. and Mrs. Henry Gans
Height: 9 ¼ inches
Estimate: $800 - $1,200.
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