Whistle vase with bat decoration
It is composed of two distinct bellies, one in the shape of a bat and the other decorated with a shaman holding two ceremonial sticks on a beaded background. They are connected by a handle with a whistle that comes to life when the vase is filled with liquid.
Brown terracotta with glossy black slip.
Chimu culture, Peru 1100 - 1450 AD
H. 20 - l. 20 - Ep. 20 cm
- Former private European
collection - Bears an old label No. 162 characteristic of sales at the Hotel Drouot in the 1920s and 1940s.
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