Ancient Forms for the Modern Eye April 2018 - Page 79



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Chavin Owl Effigy Vessel
Initial Period – Early Horizon: 1200 – 500 B.C.
Ceramic: Brownware.
Overall: 8 3/4 x 5 1/2 in. (22.2 x 14 cm)
The single, tapering spout was, originally, particularly associated with
Chavín gray and blackware pottery, but it spread to north coast cultures,
notably to Tembladera. The owl here, was also a common Chavín
motif that spread to other centers. Scholars believe that this type of vessel
developed from pyroengraved gourds. The vessel may be Cupisnique.
Provenance: Paul Shepard, Tucson.
Dr. Ernest Lira, Houston and Denver, or Dr. Peter Almendariz,
Denver, or M. Brenner, Geneva.
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