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Chancay Pottery Effigy Llama Figure

Chancay Pottery Effigy Llama Figure

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Pre-Columbian era, Chancay culture, 1000-1470AD, Peru.

Magnificent, unpolished and hand-modelled pottery effigy figure in the shape of a standing Llama. Erect head, pointy ears and tail raised on four knob feet with stubby legs. The effigy is further embellished with slightly curving horizontal stripes in a rich chocolate brown pigment on a creamy white ground. The Chancay were a pre-Columbian archaeological civilization which developed between the valleys of Fortaleza, Pativilca, Supe, Huaura, Chancay, Chillón, Rimac and Lurin, on the central coast of Peru from c. 1000AD-1470AD. The Chancay culture is defined archaeologically by a distinctive and homogeneous ceramic style. These ceramics are known from extensive cemeteries in the Chancay region, where they were included in burials as grave goods. They are generally made of a peculiarly gritty clay that leaves an unpolished matte surface. Over this is painted a white slip, decorated with black or dark brown designs. 

Excellent condition. No repairs or restorations. Abrasion and minor pitting, all commensurate with age. Encrustation and dust. Size approx. 14,7cm x 5,2cm x 6,0cm. 

Provenance: From the estate of archaeologist Ferdinand Anton (1929-2003). Operated in South and Central America during the 1960's and 70's with acquisitions during the same time.

For a similar examples see:

Figure of a llama, The Baltimore Museum of Art, Accession Number: 1989.192 (https://collection.artbma.org/objects/21789/figure-of-a-llama)

Llama Effigy, Michael C. Carlos Museum of Emory University, Accession Number: 1989.008.003 (https://collections.carlos.emory.edu/objects/3041/llama-effigy)

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