MOCHE IV fineline spouted stirrup vessel. Ca. A.D. 550-800 Private New Jersey collection acquired pre 1965. 8.5 inches tall by 7 inches overall width. Chocolate detail on dark cream consisting of sea life motif. Repeating octopus tentacles around top of vessel body. Fineline depiction of fishes and seaweed or anemones on vessel sides (same on each side). Top of vessel flares outward as it extends upward to 3 inches above body and is without opening on slightly convex top. Top having repeating tear drop shapes around perimeter in circle with central eye dot within tear drops. Stirrup affixed from shoulder of vessel to upper portion of top. Vessel in excellent condiotion save very minor chip on spout rim.