Pre-Columbian Figural Vessel Depicting a Hunchback Shaman
Tohil Variety of Plumbate Ware, Also Known As Toltec Plumbate
Made & Traded Circa AD 900—1200 Throughout Early Pre-Classic Meso-America
6.5”h (16.5cm) x 5”w (12.7cm) x 6.5”d (16.5cm)
Provenance: Stendahl            

Plumbate Ware was a unique ceramic technology, a fascinating and rare adaptation by a small workshop of Pre-Columbian potters who took advantage of unusual available materials  and thriving intercultural trade opportunities. Working where they discovered high-alumina high-iron slip clay, on the Pacific Coast where Mexico now borders Guatemala, these innovative artisans used partial reduction firing to create a vitrified glaze-like surface that turned orange and gray. They worked in an effigy style and used abstract incisions, and their prized artworks were traded to many cities and cultures.

$2000

 

Dave DeRoche
dave@galleryderoche.com
510-654-0400

Dave DeRoche :: Plumbate
Dave DeRoche :: Plumbate
Dave DeRoche :: Plumbate
Dave DeRoche :: Plumbate
Dave DeRoche :: Plumbate
Dave DeRoche :: Plumbate