Inca Crayfish Effigy Vessel
A Pre-Columbian Inca spouted effigy vessel in the form of a crayfish with its claws up to its mouth, with an additional opening at the back.
Inca civilization arose in the Andean highlands of Peru in the early 13th century. By the 16th century, the Inca Empire was the largest empire in the New World. Their capital was at Cuzco in Peru. Despite their wealth, large population, and strong administrative organization the Incas were rapidly conquered by the Spanish by 1572.
Formerly in a New York private collection.