A Large Carchi Decorated Amphora, ca. 800 - 1000 CE
Regular price2,950 USD
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A large storage jar with a flat bottom, cylindrical neck, and flared rim, the vessel is decorated with a geometric motif in colors representing life for this culture: creamy yellow for the abundance of the sun, black for the wise and silent night, and red for life inside man.
For a related example, see: Labbe, "Colombia before Columbus, The People, Culture and Ceramic Art of Prehispanic Colombia" pg 164, Colour Plates XXXiX & XL.
Condition: Some repaired breaks at the base, and approximately one-third of the rim is professionally restored, otherwise complete and in very good condition overall.
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