Moche I Pottery Stirrup Vessel of an Owl
Superb example of Moche I Pottery Stirrup vessel, tan, cream, and ochre glaze depicting an Owl on front and back. Zoomorphic creatures painted in ochre pigment on both sides. In excellent condition with minor mineral deposits and intact. Circa 200 - 500 C.E., 8 1/4" high. Ex. Estate of Alex Grodon, New York. The Moche culture (ca. 100 - 800 CE) was a South American society, with cities, temples, canals and farmsteads located along the arid coast in a narrow strip between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains of Peru. The Moche or Mochica are perhaps best known for their ceramic art: their pots include life-sized portrait heads of individuals and three-dimensional representations of animals and people.
WIDTH: 5 in | HEIGHT: 8 in | DEPTH: 6 in
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