vessl in the form of a seated figure
vessl in the form of a seated figure

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vessl in the form of a seated figure

Moche culture


The seated figure wears a bag containing coca leaves, from which cocaine is made, for coca-chewing rituals.

A common vessel shape used in ancient Peru had a "stirrup-spout" handle, in which a center spout at the top is connected to the vessel by a pair of tubes curved like a horse's stirrup.

Object Information

culture
Moche culture
creation date
300-500
materials
slipped and painted earthenware
dimensions
7 1/2 x 5 x 7 in.
accession number
2000.293
credit line
Gift of Bonnie and David Ross
copyright
Public Domain
collection
Native Arts of the Americas
colors