Moche Stirrup Vessel: Jaguar on Bird

A Pre-Columbian Moche stirrup spouted red-ware stirrup vessel in the form of a jaguar cub on top of a flying bird.

Peru, north coast.
Ca. 100 - 700 AD.
Height: 9 in. (22.9 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 an American private collection.
Inv#: 8181
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