An impressive Inca Aryballo with Chimu influence. Attractive and well defined. Each
squarish quadrant has embossed stylistic birds incorporated on the upper half with
textured contrasting background. Traditional pointed bottom, side loop handles and
a simple center lug. These vessels were mold made and quality diminished with production.
This vessels impressions are sharp and of higher caliber which suggest first casts
and for ceremonial use. To achieve this shiny black finish, firing at a high temperature
in a closed kiln was used along with stone burnishing.
Inca, Peru. Ca 15th century. Measures 8"/20.32cm respectively
As with all ceramics from these time periods, they met two functions: simple daily
domestic use with less finishing and ceremonial vessels that showed higher aesthetic
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