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Lot 78A: Moche Blackware Portrait Head Rattle

Ancient / Ethnographic From Around The World

by ArtemisGallery LIVE

27 October 2016

Louisville, CO, USA

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  • Moche Blackware Portrait Head Rattle
  • Moche Blackware Portrait Head Rattle
  • Moche Blackware Portrait Head Rattle
  • Moche Blackware Portrait Head Rattle
  • Moche Blackware Portrait Head Rattle
  • Moche Blackware Portrait Head Rattle
  • Moche Blackware Portrait Head Rattle
  • Moche Blackware Portrait Head Rattle
   
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Description: Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Moche culture, ca. 200 to 600 CE. A fine blackware ceremonial pottery rattle in the form of a chalice, depicting the head of a stoic Mochica male, his naturalistic yet dramatic visage comprised of large wide-open, almond-shaped eyes, slightly downturned mouth, prominent ears, and incised wrinkles and/or scarifications on a flared base that contains rattles with a perforated bottom. Size: 5.25" W x 6" H (13.3 cm x 15.2 cm)

Provenance: Ex-California Museum of Ancient Art

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

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#115246

Condition Report: Minor chips to rim and base and a few abrasions to face as shown. Otherwise intact and a very good example.

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