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12: A Moche Ai Apec Stirrup Jar - A Masterpiece!

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Description

Pre-Columbian, Moche III, from Northern Peru, Ca 300 to 500 CE. A truly spectacular tri-color pottery stirrup jar depicting the Moche underworld (jaguar) God Ai Apec, his toothy grin, tattooed face and piercing eyes with a Janus-headed serpent in high relief atop his head representing the balance of the world - good versus evil. 9"H x 6"W.

Provenance: Ex-prominent Hollywood, CA Collection

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Condition

Minor paint/surface wear, else choice!
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Estimate $5,000 – $7,000
Starting Bid $3,000
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