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    Description

    Stirrup-spout Vessel with Sacrificial Scene
    Moche
    A.D. 300 - 600
    Polychrome ceramic
    Height 7 1/8 in. Width 4 1/4 in.

    A stepped, rectangular structure forms the setting of a scene in which a fanged deity seated on a platform at top center receives prisoners. Iguana warriors stand at top and bottom of a ramp holding a rope that joins four captive birds shown ascending the ramp. The lower warrior wears a headdress topped by a similar bird and holds a large dart in his left hand, while the upper warrior holds a bundle of darts. All the participants are rendered in low relief on the surface. Freely brushed cream-colored linear patterns cover the light brown structure. The overall condition is good, with minor flaking on the stirrup and several relief images are slightly abraded.

    Provenance
    Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco: sale 7437E, 9 June 2003, lot 5074, pp.17-18





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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2006
    29th Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 13
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