Moche Stirrup Vessel: Chieftain

 

Moche Stirrup Vessel: Chieftain

A Pre-Columbian Moche black ware stirrup spouted vessel depicting a seated chieftain seated with legs crossed and hands to knees. He appears entranced with shell inlay eyes. He wears a turban, with tong tassels incised down his back, and feather plumes crowning his head. His nose is pierced with a bimetallic nose ornament. His wrists once had a shell inlay bracelet on each hand.

Moche II, North coastal Peru.
Ca. 200 - 350 AD.
Height: 5 1/2 in. (14 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 German private collection.

Inv#: 8359

$15,000

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