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    Large Chancay Jaguar Effigy Jar

    Chancay
    C. 400-600 AD
    Painted Terra Cotta
    12½" Tall x 12" Long

    The jungle feline stands on four legs, each foot with defined claws, the head with wide rounded ears, intent eyes, the mouth open baring teeth, fangs, and the tongue hanging out. The cat's chest, ears, eyes, and claws are painted in cream and the body in a polished smooth pinkish with series of spotting while the tail curves around the body and striped with black and white. A tall cream painted pouring spout stems from the jaguar's back and is pinched slightly for the entire effigy to serve as a pitcher. Vessel is expertly repaired at the spout and an ear and appears intact and mint. This lot requires third party shipping.


    Estimate: $5,000 - $6,000.

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    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
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