Huari Polychrome Canteen w/ Zoomorphs & Sun Deity


14069. Huari Polychrome Canteen w/ Zoomorphs & Sun Deity

southern Peru, Huari (Wari) culture, ca. 500 to 1000 AD.

A smooth, round, brightly painted ceramic canteen with repeated chevrons encircling the neck and hanging down from the shoulders. Painted below that on the upper faces of both wide sides is a zoomorphic creature with its interior body containing an abstract representation of the Sun Deity. The rest of the body is dark red, with two tiny lug handles on the shoulder and a tall, slightly flared spout. Some researchers have seen echoes of architectural decoration in Huari ceramics (like the chevrons),

Size: 7.25" W x 8.05" H (18.4 cm x 20.4 cm)

Provenance: private Pasadena, California, USA collection; ex-private old California, USA collection, acquired in the 1980s to 1995

Small repaired chip on underside; otherwise in great condition with a few tiny chips, nicks, and scratches commensurate with age. Pigment is in very nice condition with great preservation of motifs.
Compare with similar examples in - Wari, Lords of the Ancient Andes.


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