|Title:||Andean greyware whistle|
|Description:||Appears to be a greyware vessel which would have functioned as an instrument or warning whistle device. The mechanism has several holes throughout the piece which could be covered at any time. The incisions on the greyware were produced through a striggle which created pictures of animals, serpents and abstract designs. The initial shape is of a portly man as noted through his face, small button hands and feet. A small decoration was incised on his belly represents the cosmos or some such religious insignia. The piece is in very good condition.|
|Condition:||the bottom of it looks like it still has a little bit of dirt on it but besides that there are no significant blemishes|
|Origin:||came from my uncles wife who was raised in panama|
|Provenance:||never been sold or anything|
|Appraised By:||Rachael Goldman|
|Appraiser Comments:||Often times, these Andean Art pieces come upon the marketplace creating a new trend. As always, the piece has been appraised the standards set in the marketplace, whether or not this piece has already received another appraisal from another specialist. A number of resources were used to arrive at the values. Pieces from Chavin and the Moche are most plentiful and command a hearty value.|
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