Narino culture, Colombia, 700-1000 AD
Height : 21 cm
Provenance : Private collection, Paris
Publication : "KunstKammer"
(M. Doustar, 2017), n°88
The Narino culture was located in Southwestern Colombia on the highlands of the Andes. They are known mainly for their elaborated shaft burials, which could reach a depth of 15 m. At the bottom of the shafts were radiating burial chambers, which often contained gold, seashells, or potteries like this lovely ocarina. A comparable flute, also decorated with two monkeys, is in the collection of the metropolitan Museum in New York (2000.74).
Price : 3.500 €