Pre-Columbian Art and Antiquities by Arte Xibalba

Moche Caiman Effigy

Moche Caiman Effigy

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1222836

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A superb Moche zoomorphic vessel from Peru, ca. 400 - 700 AD. It is 11-1/2" long and depicts a crocodilian, most likely a caiman. The head is beautifully detailed, the upper section of the chamber is enhanced with cream pigment, while the lower half is highly burnished red slip. Great example in excellent condition. Cf. "Arqueologia Andina Peru", page 248, for a later Chimu example of this type.