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A Pre-Columbian burnished ceramic stirrup-spout vessel in the form of a fanged deity; image credit on full record.
A reverse side view of this ceramic stirrup-spout vessel; image credit on full record.
A detailed view of the fange deity relief carving decorating this ceramic vessel; image credit on full record.

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Pottery; Pre-Columbian, Chavin, Peru, Vessel, Stirrup-Spout, Fanged Deity, Burnished, Incised, 8 inch.

A stirrup-spout vessel: fanged deity, Chavin; circa 700 to 400 B.C. Burnished dark gray ceramic.

This vessel exemplifies one Chavin-related mode of decoration: finely burnished dark gray surfaces are combined with matte textured areas and incised linear patterning. The full-formed vessel incorporates the frontal face of a fanged deity with wrinkled forehead, the latter along with the nose and ears shown in low relief. The full, short-spouted stirrup typical of Cupisnique-type vessels is seen here....[more information available via subscription]

p4A Item D9925626
Category:  ancient artifacts    Origin:  Peru
Type:  pottery    Year:  -700 - -400

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