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Seated Figure Stirrup Vessel, Moche, Peru

Seated Figure Stirrup Vessel, Moche, Peru

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre 1492: Item # 139562

Please refer to our stock # TF99.057 when inquiring.
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About 6” in height, this Precolumbian figural stirrup jar (TF99.57) is attributed to the Moche horizon of Peru, c.100-800AD. In overall very good condition, there is some chipping around the mouth of the narrow spout, and there’s a small, spider-web ‘push’ on the back of the jar that appears to have resulted from a probe that penetrated the left side just below the figure (two small holes, one on the front upper left corner of the throne, and the other just around to the side, have been repaired). The image depicts a lord sitting cross-legged with hands on knees on a backed chair or throne. Across the top of his brow he wears a headdress that appears to be a bundled textile laced behind his head to hold it in place. Remnants of a polychrome painted geometric design can still be made out around the sides of the throne. This interesting relic comes with a small display card, a map of Peru highlighting the Moche area, and a certificate guaranteeing authenticity.