Nazca Large Polychrome Decorated Bird Bowl

 

13748. Nazca Large Polychrome Decorated Bird Bowl

South Coast Peru, Circa 200 to 400 AD

Fine and large polychrome decorated pottery bowl having a wide exterior band with eight large and nicely detailed birds. Red painted interior with a simply painted black enthroned figure, somewhat hard to see.
Very rare to see this type of decoration on the interior of a Nazca bowl. A minor rim flake and a very minor stable hair line in the rim, otherwise intact, excelent condition.
Size: 4-1/2 inches H. x 10 inches D.
A top quality example. Provenance: John A. Moir, Jr. Trust of 2013

$1,500

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