The Yossef Maiman Collection - Important Pre-Columbian Pottery and Textile Hammeriste and In Cooperation with David Ben Ami Andres Auctions (Antiquities license number 299)

Whistling Double-Chambered Vessel: A Man's Head Inside a House-like Structure, Viru-Gallinazo, Peru, 200 BCE- 400 CE

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Start price: $300

Estimated price: $500 - $1,000

Buyer's premium: 22%

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Representations of the architectonical structures were quite popular in the pottery of many North Coast cultures. In this case, the features such as the big earplugs and headdress suggest an important person.

Height: 16 cm

For more details on this lot refer to the following number in the link: num 14, p. 44 (

Provenance: Jean Pierre Cottier and Fiorella Cottier-Angeli, Geneva, Switzerland. Purchased by Yossef Maiman between 2000-2008. Estate of Yossef Maiman.

Literature: Makowski, Krzystof, Rosenzweif, Alfredo, Diaz Jimenes, Maria Jesus, Offerings for the Afterlife – Peruvian Pottery from the Maiman Collection, Kal Press LTD, Israel, 2006., p. 44

Condition: For a detailed condition report, please contact us at [email protected]