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A Malagana Orangeware Alcarraza Vessel, ca. 100 BCE - 300 CE
Regular price$3,500 USD
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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).
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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