Ceramic vessel, Chimú, Peru. C. 800-1470 AD.
Chimú ceramics developed on the north coast of Peru, are usually black in colour and are often decorated, but painting is rare. Instead, potters made frequent use of press relief techniques. Seals are pressed on vessels' walls in order to produce a wide range of naturalistic and supernatural designs. This is a nice blackware Chimu vessel with a human guardian figure represented in a central position. The dots represent rain.
Fine Condition; small chips, broken and re-stuck at the rim, no restoration. H: 17,5 cm - 6.9 inch. W: 16,5 cm - 6.5 inch.