A pair of ceremonial Tinka Chicha drinking bowls from the Altiplano area of Bolivia.
Nicely patinated. Each produced from a single piece of wood. Both contain a pair
of yoked animals centered in the middle with side carved handle/straps. ca. 16th-18th
century. Measures 15.5”/39.37 cm in dia. x 4”/10.16 cm H.; 4”/10.16 cm in dia. x
1.5”/3.81 cm H.
Condition: Restored age crack on larger vessel, otherwise in excellent condition.
Provenance: Greg Manning Galleries, New Jersey; Howard Rose, NY, consigned by the
Metropolitan Museum of Art 1997.
Ref: Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino
Note: There is an additional pottery bowl in this collection. Total of three pieces.
Two wood and one ceramic.