An antique New World pre Columbian piece. It appears to represent a pelican, and we are leaning towards the Taino (Caribbean) culture, but it could be a Chimu piece (South American). Given the pieces unknown provenance, it is hard to say. The eye of the bird is rather distinctive though, and that seems Taino.
Makers mark / hallmarks: none
Sourced: in Normandy, France
Age: 500-1000 years old
Materials: pottery / clay
Size roughly: 10 x 8 x 5 cm – 4 x 3.2 x 2 inches
Weight roughly: 170 g
Condition: in antique condition with signs of previous handling over the centuries, wear and tear, little chip to glaze under tail, knocks, scrapes and scratches, dusty
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