Antique Pre-Columbian Chimu Blackware Pottery Vessel ca. 1100 - 1532 AD
Antique Pre-Columbian Chimú blackware pottery vessel ca. 1100 - 1532 AD. The middle part of the vessel is divided into four quadrants and decorated in relief featuring Naylamp/Naylap, a mythical god, standing with raised arms, as well as a scorpion with a human head, and a figure of an animal. Of these three figures, they wear large crescentic headdresses, the forth panel depicts two human figures holding large crescentic headdress. The background of each section has raised dots, representing rain. The vessel is topped by flaring spout connected by an arched strap handle. Light earthen deposits in the crevices.
Height: 15.2 cm (6 inches).
Width: 15.5 cm (6 1/8 inches).
CONDITION: In good condition considering its age, except for one vertical crack.