**Originally Listed At $600**
Pre-Columbian, Colombia, Carchi-Narino Highlands, Narino culture, ca. 500 to 1000 CE. A beautiful ceramic amphora of a classic "bullet" form finished with a highly-burnished surface as well as lovely black-on-red negative resist geometric and linear motifs 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. Mineral deposits cover much of the body. Custom wrought-iron display stand included. Size: 12" in diameter at widest point x 31" H (30.5 cm x 78.7 cm); 35.5" H (90.2 cm) on included custom stand.
Provenance: private Tucson, Arizona, USA collection, acquired between 1950 and 1985
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Repaired from multiple pieces with some stabilization visible on the interior. Expected age wear with nicks and abrasions to rim, neck, body, and base, with fading to original pigmentation and negative resist decoration. Nice earthen deposits and excellent manganese blooms throughout.