Chimu Blackware Bird Vessel
A Pre-Columbian Chimu blackware vessel with anthropomorphic bird details, such as the beak, which serves as the handle.
The Chimu culture succeeded Moche culture on the north coast of Peru. Their capital was the city of Chan Chan. They had a highly developed pottery and metalwork industry. They were conquered by the Inca shortly before the Spanish arrival.
Formerly in a New York private collection, acquired in the 1960's.