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    Moche Erotic Stirrup Bottle

    Moche
    C. 400-600 AD
    Burnished Ceramic with Paint
    8" Tall x 8" Wide

    The drum shaped vessel is molded with a prone woman laying upon a mat with pillows, her arms crossed, head raised with a contemplative expression, wearing a head cover and tunic.. A man kneels behind, fully clothed, gently holding her sides, the stirrup spout connecting the man with the vessel base. Interestingly, the head of a war club lays exposed nearby. Vessel retains strong burnished orange surface, original paints, the spout reattached, the body repaired from several pieces, some cracks exposed, and other lines with resurfacing. Overall, with strong patina.


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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    September, 2011
    16th-17th Friday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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