Pre-Columbian Peruvian Cat-Faced Jug Pot Pottery

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  • Item Category: Ethnic, Folk & Native American Art
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Jan 14, 2007
  • Channel: Auction House
is a pre-Columbian jug with a cat face on each side. I bought this from a long-time collector of all things tribal. She bought this from a shop in upper New York state in 1964. It's a beautiful piece but difficult to photograph. It's difficult to capture the details of each cat face. I guess this would considered an effigy jug. It measures about 5&3/4" high and 5" in diameter. Condition is very good, other than some small chips around the rim and some small stains. The collector wrote a four-digit number on the bottom, which corresponded with a 3X5 card which she kept for each piece. The cards showed her w and when each piece was purchased. Shipping is $10.00 within the USA. Insurance is extra.