Chimu Stirrup Vessel: Monkey

A Pre-Columbian chimu stirrup vessel with a small monkey gripping the spout.

Ca. 900 - 1350 AD.
Height: 8 in. (20.3 cm).

Moche civilization was centered in northern Peru where it flourished from 100 to 800 AD. Moche society was agricultural, with a great deal of effort expended on impressive irrigation works and massive public architecture. The Moche are particularly noted for their achievements in art, especially their elaborately painted ceramics which depicted a wide variety of motifs and scenes from daily life with great skill.

Formerly in a New York private collection, acquired in the 1960's.
Inv#: 8048
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