A Malagana Orangeware Alcarraza Vessel, <br><em>ca. 100 BCE - 300 CE </em>
A Malagana Orangeware Alcarraza Vessel, <br><em>ca. 100 BCE - 300 CE </em>
A Malagana Orangeware Alcarraza Vessel, <br><em>ca. 100 BCE - 300 CE </em>
A Malagana Orangeware Alcarraza Vessel, <br><em>ca. 100 BCE - 300 CE </em>

A Malagana Orangeware Alcarraza Vessel,
ca. 100 BCE - 300 CE

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Covered in orange slip, the anthropomorphic vessel with a squat round body and featuring a human head with coffee bean eyes, a hooked nose pierced with a gold ring, small mouth and pierced ears, the face "tattooed" with a linear key motif, wearing a fringed headdress atop which is a round handle with two curved spouts.

Malagana is an archaeological site in Columbia's Cauca Valley, outside of Cali. Discovered in 1992, archaeological excavation uncovered a previously unknown cultural complex, now known as Malagana-Sonsoid, that dates to 300 BCE - 300 CE.  

Ref: Ref: Labbe, Armand J., Colombia before Columbus: The People, Culture, and Ceramic Art of Prehispanic Colombia (1986).

Dimensions:  Height: 8 inches (20.32 cm), Width: 6 inches (15.24 cm)

Condition:  Loop handle and spouts restored and a restored hairline on the back of neck, otherwise in very good condition overall.

Provenance:  Private East Coast collection, thereafter private NY collection, acquired in 1993, Ancient Art of the New World, NY. Collection # PC284.

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