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13: A Humourous Moche Erotic Drinking Vessel

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Description

Pre-Columbian, Mochica Culture, North Coast Peru, ca. 400 CE. Large and unusual type of humoristic pottery vessel depicting a male with portrait-like features having a erect phallus. Note the rim of the vessel is perforated, therefore one can only drink from the Phallus, ergo the humor. 11"H x 6"W.

Provenance: Ex-private German collection

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Condition

Professionally repaired from 6-10 pieces, head re-attached, with repainting over breaks.

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Estimate $12,000 – $15,000
Starting Bid $9,000
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