Moche III Grayware Rattle Cup Modeled with the Decapitator

Moche III Grayware Rattle Cup Modeled with the Decapitator


Description: A well modeled portrait of Ai Apaec wearing his characteristic puma ring headdress with its tail incised on the back of the vessel. The perforated base of the cup contains allows the clay beads to rattle with movement. Ai Apaec was an old wrinkled god associated with war and sacrifice, hence his other titles as the Decapitator and Wrinkle Face.
Dimensions: Height: 5 1/4"" x Width: 4 1/2""
Date: Peru, Moche III, North Coast, c. AD 200 - 500
Condition Report: Good condition with highly burnished surface.
Notes: M3147
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