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Moche III Pottery Vessel of Sacrificial Captive

Moche III Pottery Vessel of Sacrificial Captive


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1190074

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Moche III Pottery Vessel of a Sacrificial Captive, probably to the God Ai Apaec (The Decapitator.) A robust, nude male prisoner sitting cross-legged gazing resolutely forward. Wearing a flaring head ornament molded with a tentacled octopus motif. Hands of captive are bound behind back. Pigment of reddish brown and cream. Circa 200 - 500 C.E. Some wear due to age but intact and in very good condition. 11 1/2" high.