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Moche Avian Vessel

Moche Avian Vessel

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1135095

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Moche Avian phase IV (ca 550 -950 AD) zoomorphic spouted stirrup vessel. Cream body with full Avian top including head and body. Bird (likely a rooster) has red brown cape extending from top end of beak to end of tail including low relief wings. Beak incised, slightly curved, eyes painted and inscribed. Prominent cream comb on bird head. Small probe hole in body, otherwise intact. 7.75 inches/19,7cm tall, 6 inches/15,2 cm wide. Acquired by descent 1967.