Art of the Americas - Stirrup Vessel, Moche Culture, Peru

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Figural stirrup vessel
Moche culture, Peru
7" (17.7 cm) high
100-700 A.D.
x. private collection, Kansas City
This figural vessel portrays a squatting male figure wearing a headdress and ear ornaments; his arms are crossed over his chest and a small crosshatched container is held on his right wrist. His headdress and cloak have been burnished and there are remnants of black paint on his legs and feet. There is one small chip on the rim of the spout, otherwise it is intact.


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