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Pre-Columbian ~ MOCHE ~ Zoomorphic Stirrup Spout Vessel

Pre-Columbian ~ MOCHE ~ Zoomorphic Stirrup Spout Vessel


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1094976

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This is a Pre-Columbian MOCHE Zoomorphic Stirrup Spout Vessel from Peru, 100 - 800 A.D. It measures about 5" X 6 3/4" X 8 1/2" ( 12.8 cm X 17.2 cm X 21.7 cm ). The Moche Civilization built massive sacred Huacas (pyramids). Ceramics were their main expression of art. The Moches created sculptural and plain paint-ornamented vessels of which, the most traditional and popular were the stirrup spout vessels. Their motifs were very diverse: animals, plants, human life, mythology, rituals, fishing, hunting, combat, sacrifices.