Moche Stirrup Vessel

A Pre-Columbian Moche cubical stirrup spouted cream colored vessel with a jaguar headed figure holding a severed head in each of the four recessed relief panels.

Peru, north coast.
Ca. 100 - 500 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 an American private collection.
Inv#: 8182
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$12,500

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