Two Moche Copper Vessels

Two Pre-Columbian Moche tumi-form copper vessels each with stylized heads and diamond patterns around the cylindrical vessel necks.

Peru, north coast.
Ca. 1100 - 1300 AD.
Maximum height: 6 1/2 in. (16.5 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#: 8574
Guaranteed Authentic


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