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    Stirrup-spout Vessel with Eagle Warrior
    Moche (late)
    A.D. 450 - 600
    Ceramic with red and cream slip
    Height 11 1/2 in. Width 5 7/8 in.

    The red and cream slip colors divide the vessel body perpendicularly to the main axis of the stirrup, with the red and cream distribution reversing on the stirrup spout itself. A profile eagle warrior in red fine-line painting is shown in an active pose against the cream ground. The composite warrior has a large-eyed eagle head with a three-point crest, one human arm and leg, and a bird's wing and tail. The human arm supports a round war shield behind which is an arrangement of fanned darts centered by a war club. The shape of the stirrup spout indicates a late position in the Moche sequence. There are minor chips on the spout rim along with minor surface pitting and scratches.

    Provenance
    Bonhams & Butterfields, San Francisco: sale 7437E, 9 June 2003, lot 5093, p.22



    Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000.

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    September, 2006
    29th Friday
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