597: Pre-Columbian Style Mochica Fertility Vessel
Pre-Columbian Style Mochica Fertility Vessel
Peru, possibly circa 300- 500 A. D., ceramic brown ware with creme and red-brown polychrome highlights, the cubic body surmounted by a copulating pair, the woman holding a baby to her side.
The collection of a retired U. S. Foreign Service officer, purchased for $500 in 1972 from Buenos Aires antiquity firm, Kramer Arte Primitivo. The original invoice and description is included wtih the lot.
Intact with very good paint retention.