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Huge Moche Portrait Vessel

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Huge Moche Portrait Vessel

They honestly do not get much larger or finer than this! Moche, northern Peru, ca 200 to 400 AD. Bi-chrome pottery jar in portrait form (of the same type/accuracy as the portrait stirrup vessels the Moche are famous for). Standing lord in full regalia with wonderfully decorated tunic, necklace, headdress and shawl. Nose pierced for suspension of gold ring, now lost. Sits an impressive 16-1/4"H, is intact/in excellent condition.

Provenance: Ex-private Santa Fe, NM Collection.

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