Moche 4 Stirrup Spout Vessel painted with a Strombus Monster on each Side

Moche 4 Stirrup Spout Vessel painted with a Strombus Monster on each Side


Description: The vessel is well drawn in a red/brown slip on a cream ground and depicts on each side a Strombus galeatus monsters coming out of its shell. The monster has a long curving tail and an exposed a front leg. Christopher Donnan describes this monster in MOCHE ART OF PERU, pg 64. From the estate of Philip L. Herman prior to 1970.
Dimensions: Height: 12 1/4"
Date: Peru, Moche IV/V, North Coast, c. AD 400 - 700
Condition Report: Very good with minor loss to the cream surface on one side
Notes: n6048
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