STIRRUP VASE WITH DOUBLE SPOUT
Double spouted vase with beautifully decorated central handle in keeping with Nazca cultural tradition. Made in a red and glazed terracotta and painted before firing with tones of red, brown and black. The lower body is solid brown. On the shoulder there is a unique and symmetrical geometric decoration on both sides, probably an asymmetrical animal is also depicted. Both spouts are thin, perfectly symmetrical and painted in solid brown. Excellent state of preservation.
Tiwanaku is believed to be one of the oldest cities in the world, dating back 10,000 years. Located west of Bolivia, it was a port town on the southern shore of Lake Titicaca. This pre-Incan civilization will fade away in the 12th century. It is similar in many respects to the Huari civilization with which is it often referenced.