Moche Owl Whistle Vase

 

Moche Owl Whistle Vase

A Pre-Columbian Moche stirrup spouted whistle vessel in the form of an abstract owl with outstretched wings.

Peru, north coast.
Ca. 200 - 500 AD.
Length: 7 1/2 in. (19 cm).
Intact.

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 Connecticut private collection.

Inv#: 8136

$2,500

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