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Description
**Originally Listed At $200**

South American, Peru, Upper / Western Amazon Basin, Ucayali River, Shipibo peoples, ca. first half of the 20th century CE. A wonderful pair of hand-built pottery vessels from the Shipibo peoples. The shorter vessel has a protruding foot beneath a wide, bell-shaped body, a tapered neck, and a flared rim. The cream-slipped surface is decorated with fine-line linear patterns, and the red-painted rim bears a series of M- and W-shaped motifs that perhaps symbolize abstract birds. The taller vessel has a slightly concave base, a rotund body, a tapered neck, and a thin rim surrounding a deep basin, all adorned in dense linear patterns. The abstract human face along the front of the neck has a protruding nose, petite eyes, and tab-shaped ears. Size of largest (face on neck): 6.5" W x 5.4" H (16.5 cm x 13.7 cm).

Provenance: private Colorado, USA collection

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Condition
Larger vessel has stabilization to fissures on one side of body, with small chips and light adhesive residue along break line. Both vessels have minor nicks and abrasions to rims, bodies, and bases, with chipping and darkening to areas of original pigmentation, and light areas of overpainting. Nice earthen deposits throughout.
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Lot of Two 20th C. Shipibo Polychrome Vessels

Estimate $400 - $600Nov 25, 2019
Starting Price $175
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