Chancay Decorated Gourd Bowl with Bone Scraper/Knife

Item TB216   

This Item was Sold on 15 June 2014 for $38

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This item is a small gourd bowl with smooth inner and outer surfaces. The rim of the outer edge is decorated with black pre-Columbian artwork. There is a chip on the edge of the bowl. This can be seen in the photo below. The bone knife or scrapper is 8 cm long and 2 cm wide at the tip. The bone scrapper is pierced on one end and it has a curvature that matches that of the inside of the bowl. It is not known if the scrapper and bowl are matched or if this is a coincidence.

Diameter of bowl = 15 cm ; Height = 3 cm ; Weight of gourd and scrapper = 48 gm

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