A delightful Chimu Coatimundi vessel. Burnish brown-ware with vertical spout and
strap handle. Though these vessels were mold made, extra care was given here to produce
this sweet and naturalistic face for ceremonial use. The upper body is textured with
smoothing separating its lower half. Daily domestic use vessels showed less aesthetic
Generous amounts of mineral deposits and root marks enhances this vessel’s character.
North coast, Peru. 1200-1455 AD.
Small chip underneath handle and on rim. Completely intact without any restoration.
Very fine condition.
Measures 7.25"/18.41 cm. in height.