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An Animal effigy vessel in the form of an Alpaca, Lambayeque, Peru, ca. 750 - 1375 AD

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slipped in a deep orange with black mottling from the firing. The decoration consists of black lines around the body, spout and tail, a wide collar around the neck with round additions, and a harness around the snout. The face is nicely detailed, the ears wide with round ends, two lugs handles are to either side of the spout and the vessel sits on a flared foot. 

cf: de Lavalle, José Antonio (editor)1989. "Lambayeque. Banco de Credito del Perú, Lima.

Condition:   Minor chips to foot that do not detract, otherwise intact and in very good condition overall.

Dimensions:  Height: 6 5/8" (16.8 cm)

Provenance:  estate of Robert Viola, NYC., acquired prior to 1979. 


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