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RARE NAZCA DOUBLE-SPOUTED POT, CIRCA 800 AD - NO RESERVE!Great form and condition: BEST GRAINING WE'VE EVER SEEN ON THIS TYPE OF POT!! Measuring 7 1/4” tall and 17 1/4” in circumference, this rare stirrup vessel is one of the finest specimens we've ever seen of its kind! From the private collection of a former Berkley professor who resided in the Bay Area, the graining on this pot is simply stunning! Condition: Condition is as viewed. If you have any questions or would like to see further photos, please contact us and we would be happy to oblige you. “The Nazca civilization flourished on the southern coast of Peru between 200 BCE and 600 CE. They settled in the Nazca and other surrounding valleys with their principal religious and urban sites being Cahuachi and Ventilla, respectively. The culture is noted for its distinctive pottery and textiles, and perhaps above all, for the geoglyphs made on the desert floor commonly known as Nazca lines. These can be simple lines, cleared spaces, or animals and figures traced in outline, and, as they cover several kilometres, they are best appreciated from the air.Nazca pottery, made where the pottery wheel was unknown, was made by hand, mostly by the method of coiling where a tube of clay was spiraled around a base to build up the vessel. Potters did use a turntable but this was for manual slow-turning during the decoration process. The sides of the vessel - both inside and out - were then thinned and smoothed by hand or using a flat stone as desired. Vessels were thin-walled and could take on a wide variety of shapes. Distinctive forms include the double-spouted containers with a single handle and generally bulbous vessels without a flat bottom or base. Bowls, beakers, plain jars, and effigy jars were also common. There were vessels in the shape of human heads too, no doubt inspired by the Nazca practice of taking trophy-heads following battles. The three-dimensional stepped fret shape is unique to the Nazca. Besides vessels, ceramic effigy figures, drums, panpipes, and masks were also produced, typically for burial with the dead."[Information sourced from "Ancient History Encyclopedia"]An absolute must-have piece for any collector of early South American artifacts! We offer local pickup and combined shippingInternational buyers must contact us for exact shipping costs