Barakat Gallery
Login | Register | User Services | Search | Newsletter Sign-up
Barakat Gallery
HOME : Pre-Columbian Art : Chavin Art : Chavin Greyware Stirrup Vess
Click to view original image.
Chavin Greyware Stirrup Vess - K.057
Circa: 750 BC to 250 BC
Dimensions: 10.375" (26.4cm) high


Location: United States
Purchase
Currency Converter
Place On Hold
Ask a Question
Email to a Friend
Previous Item
Next Item
Photo Gallery
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Description
In the Ancient Americas as in the classical world, the owl was associated with wisdom as well as with the supernatural. Because of its ability to see in the dark, the owl was often linked to the underworld and to the rites of death. This magnificent Chavin vessel radiates a powerful aura of magic. Elegantly stylized, it depicts four owls sharing their wide-open eyes, watchfully facing in all four directions as if to ward off any approaching evil. A masterpiece of early Peruvian art, the vessel reaches us on both the aesthetic level and on a primal emotional one. - (K.057)

 

Home About Us Help Contact Us Services Publications Search
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Security

Copyright (c) 2000-2019 by Barakat, Inc. All Rights Reserved

contact-form@barakatgallery.com - TEL 310.859.8408 - FAX 310.276.1346

coldfusion hosting