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Lot 423: CUP WITH FACIAL DEPICTION
November 19, 2016
Vienna, Vienna, AustriaLive Auction
Fired clay. Pre-Columbian America, Nazca, Peru, approx. 8th cent. (time examined)
Tall form with arched bottom and flared opening, painted all around. The lower half shows a stylized face, only the nose is sculpturally emphasized. The eyes are strongly outlined, curved lines over the cheeks, broad brows, jagged and horizontal. The beard is suggested. Above the face surrounds a running pattern of angular, vertical lines. The colors are generally black, earth-red and white. The vessel is restorated. The Peruvian Nazca Culture existed from about 200 BC to 600.
HEIGHT 16,5 CM, DM 13,3 CM
Former collection of Lüders BRD, acquired in the early 80´s.
Similar examples were exhibited and featured in the catalog „Niederösterreichische Landesausstellung 1983, Peru durch die Jahrtausende“, page 300, and „Niederrheinisches Museum für Volkskunde, Amerika vor Kolumbus“, page 80.
Certificate No. 02291113 of TL-age examination in the German Laboratory Kotalla of Dezember 2013 is available