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Life Size Chimu Pottery Head of a Bridled Llama

Life Size Chimu Pottery Head of a Bridled Llama

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Life Size Chimu Pottery Head of a Bridled Llama, Peru ca. 1200 CE. Animal wearing bridle with tall conical spout at center of head. Large almond shaped eyes and small ears. 12 1/4" x 7 1/2" x 11". Intact with restored hairline across base. Monumental artifact and in excellent condition. T.L Tested for Authenticity. The distinctive pottery of the Chimú aids in dating Andean civilization in the late periods along the north coast of Peru. Chimú culture was based on agriculture, aided by immense works of irrigation engineering. They did excellent work in textiles and in gold, silver, and copper. Pottery types tended to be standardized, with quantity production, made in molds, and generally of a plain black ware.