Chimu Blackware Gourd Vessel
A Pre-Columbian Chimu blackware gourd-shaped vessel with noded and incised surface and one handle at the neck.
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.