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Moche Bat Effigy Vessel

Moche Bat Effigy Vessel

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1152124

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Mochica IV, ca 500 to 800 A.D., spouted stirrup, Bat effigy bottle. Globular portion adorned with depictions of various funerary vessels. Bat/human hybrid sits on top performing a sacrificial ritual. Back of vessel solid brown, front cream with detailing. Piece similar to those shown in Margaret Jackson's book "MOCHE ART and VISUAL CULTURE in ANCIENT PERU" and in Christopher Donnan's book 'MOCHE FINELINE PAINTING" Excellent condition. One small probe mark. Private NJ collection. 8 inches/22.8 cm tall by 8.5 inches/21.5 cm wide.