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    Description

    Portrait Vessel
    Moche
    A.D. 300 - 600
    Ceramic
    Height 7 in. Width 5 1/2 in.

    The turban-like head covering secured with a cloth band under the chin is one frequently seen in Moche mode of dress. Strands of the hair show below the chinstrap at either side. The shape of this vessel indicates that it may have been used as a cup. The overall condition is good, with a minor rim chip at back and light abrasion on the tip of the nose.

    Provenance
    Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco: sale 7477E, 8 December 2003, lot 3058, pp.18-19



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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2006
    29th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 5
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