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Rare Ancient Moche Blackware Stirrup Vessel

Rare Ancient Moche Blackware Stirrup Vessel

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 408789

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Moche Blackware stirrup vessel with high relief decoration depicting a Moche Deity wearing a serpent belt and head-dress, weilding a spear in one hand . This Deity is often portrayed fighting with a sea monster. In this case, the sea monster is portrayed as a crab like creature with human legs. This is a mould made vessel, with a few chips at the base is from the Early Intermediate Period, A.D. 300-600. Height: 8.6 inches. X 6 inches wide.

Cf:Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. G-831168 for a similar example.

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