A Moche Canchero (corn Popper) Vessel
Pre-Columbian Corn Popper Vessel / Canchero, Moche IV, North Coast, ca. 400 - 550 A.D. Lentoid-shaped pottery dipping vessel having rounded bottom and incurving shoulder with opening at top. Decoration on reverse features two serpents, birds and floral/fauna. A slender, curved handle extends and terminates in the head of a jaguar. Painted in white slip over orange-brown ground. 10-3/4"H x 7"W x 5"D.
PROVENANCE: Ex-private Scottsdale, AZ Collection.
This lot will be sold not subject to a reserve. The starting price is the price at which the item can sell.
Intact/generally excellent, save stress crack across front that extends about half way down sides (but not to the back - can easily be stabilized, email for details).