Massive Inca Stone Star-Shaped Mortar

Starting: $8,000

Massive Inca Stone Star-Shaped Mortar:

**Originally Listed At $15000**

Pre-Columbian, Ecuador to Chile, ca. 1400 to 1500 CE. Very large deep brown hard stone mortar carved in the form of a six-sided star with deep circular well surrounded by raised ring. Each star point with slight raised edge. You can see how this was created using an exhaustive pecking process and then smoothed using stone burnishing. Bottom is smooth and slightly convex. Entire surface is enhanced with an almost thick patina from years of use and subsequent burial. A gorgeous example of a rarely found object! Size: 19″ W x 4.375″ H (48.3 cm x 11.1 cm)

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CLEARANCE Antiquities | Ethnographic Art

Start: Mar 25, 2021 10:00 EDTEnd: Mar 26, 2021 05:22 EDT