**Originally Listed At $1400**
Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Carchi-Narino Highlands, Narino culture, ca. 500 to 1000 CE. A beautiful ceramic amphora of a classic "bullet" style finished with a highly-burnished surface as well as lovely black-on-red negative resist geometric and linear decoration upon the long neck and bulbous body. Thick red-hued vertical stripes create slender borders between the body's geometric panels, and a singular stripe wraps around the neck. Custom wrought-iron display stand included. Size: 10.6" W x 33.75" H (26.9 cm x 85.7 cm); 41.75" H (106 cm) on included custom stand.
Provenance: private Colorado, USA collection, acquired at auction in 2019; ex-private Vic Damone collection, Miami, Florida, USA, acquired in the 1980s
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Minor nicks and abrasions to rim, neck, body, and base, with fading to original pigmentation and negative resist decorations, and a few stable hairline fissures, otherwise intact. Nice earthen deposits and excellent manganese blooms throughout.