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Tairona Double-Spouted Pottery Vessel

Tairona Double-Spouted Pottery Vessel

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Pre-Columbian era, Tairona civilization, c.1000-1500AD, Gairaca, Santa Marta, Magdalena, Northern Colombia.

Magnificent, large burnished blackware double-spouted vessel with huge conical spouts that join at gently diagonal angles to a ovoid body. The body sits on an ovoid ring foot. An arched strap handle connects the two spouts. Vessels like this one were made specifically to be placed into tombs, perhaps filled with libations. Beautiful brown hues. Smoothed patina. Excellent condition. Age-related minimal surface wear. Intact. Rich deposits and dust. Ex-museum collection piece. Size approx. 28,5cm x 13,5cm x 21,0cm.

Provenance: Danish private collection

For a similar examples see:

Emory University, Michael C. Carlos Museum, Atlanta. Object number: 2020.011.006 (

Colombia Before Columbus: The People, Culture, and Ceramic Art of Prehispanic Colombia, Armand J. Labbe, Publisher Rizzoli Intl Pubns, Nov. 1986, p. 188, fig. 154.

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