Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba
Moche Crab Vessel

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Moche Crab Vessel

A large Moche canteen from Peru, ca. 400 700 AD. This lovely vessel is 9 high and is decorated on each side with a finely detailed crab, molded in high relief. The realistically portrayed crustacean is set off against a background of light orange clay by being painted in cream, with red highlights. The suspension loops are intact. An impressive, showy piece.

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