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Moche Phase I Owl Vessel

Moche Phase I Owl Vessel

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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pottery: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1216876

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This piece is a marvelous Moche Phase I Owl stirrup vessel. Ca B.C. 100 - A.D. 200. 9 inches tall by 8 inches nose to tail. Cream on chocolate. The piece is in excellent condition save a small chip on lower left of facial disk. It is wonderfully created with superbly realistic features. Front portion of each wing is in relief slightly overlapping the body. The back half of the wings blend with the tail and are delineated with cream stripes denoting feathers. Tail squared with defined cream feathers. The face outlined in an incised segmented cream facial disk. Having slightly curved bill with upper and lower halves demarcated. Eyes wide with distinct features. High relief of central facial feathers above bill. Private New Jersey collection acquired pre 1967