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A Pre-Columbian Erotic Pottery from the Chimu Culture

Period Pre 18th Century
Materials ceraic
W. 8.25 in; H. 10 in; D. 5.25 in;
W. 20.96 cm; H. 25.4 cm; D. 13.34 cm;
Condition Good. There is a stable surface stress crack on the back that extends to the bottom as shown. Wonderful patina on the surface.
Creation Date 700-1400s
Description A strikingly crafted black pot from the Chimu Culture (from the 8th to 15th century AD ), on the Northern Coast of the nowadays Peru. It is in a jug form of a man with an exaggerated phallus. Well molded face and expertly outlined limbs. The surface is decorated with little protrusions creating a demarcation of the negative space on the body. Chimu culture and its artistic tradition including the pottery making is a continuation of the early Moche culture (2nd to 8th century AD). This kind of phallic stoneware as well as the other erotic pottery was believed to be fertility dolls for the burial ritual, but recent theory also suggests that it may be related to agricultural devotion.
The collecting and provenance is available.
Styles / Movements Ancient Art, Pre-Columbian, Traditional
Incollect Reference Number 273731
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