A pair of ceremonial 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
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.