CHIRIMOYA VASE, CHAVIN CULTURE, CUPISNIQUE,...

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CHIRIMOYA VASE, CHAVIN CULTURE, CUPISNIQUE,...

CHIRIMOYA VASE, CHAVIN CULTURE, CUPISNIQUE, NORTHERN PERU, ANCIENT HORIZON, 900-400 B.C.-C. Anthracite grey slip
ceramic, traces of light
beige pigment H. 19,1 cm - D. 14 cm
Chavin Tembladera chirimoya effigy vessel, greyware and traces of cream pigment, Peru, H. 7 1/2 in - D. 5 1/2 in
Provenance: Private American
collection
Acquired by the present owner in 1989
Economos Works of Art, Santa Fe
Paul Shepard, Tucson, Arizona
The chirimoya is the fruit of the cherimoya tree. Its name comes from the Quechua chirimoya, in South America, which means "seed of the cold", indicating that its seeds are able to germinate in the high altitudes of the Andes Cordillera.
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