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