This vintage vessel is a replica of an Inca Civilization bottle from the Moche region in what is now Peru. Stylized human figures were a common theme, especially for pottery, and this one is an olla but with a face for the spout. I have sold reproduction stirrup vessels as well as these more rounded bottom. The original cultures that produced them were the Chavin and the Moche. This particular vase is nice and thin-walled. We see in the writing on the bottom two sets of numbers that could be dates: 52 and 87. We're not certain that either one is a date, but perhaps one is. We do know that these are vintage in their own right, although reproductions of ancient pieces, and there is a stamp wtih the words REPRODUCCION PERU. This came from a large number of wonderful arts and crafts of Peru, all well preserved and older.
It stands about 6" tall, by about about 6" in diameter--a little bigger in one direction than the other. Weighs about one pound unpacked. May be some small fleabites along edges but otherwise in good condition. Will be reinforced for shipping.
Fascinating piece of culture.
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