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14: A Macabre Moche Stirrup Vessel

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Description

Pre-Columbian, Mochica Culture, North Coast Peru, ca 400 CE. Pottery stirrup vessel depicting "the Kiss of Death," showing a "Calabera " or dead male kissing a lady who masturbates him. A real humoristic depiction! 7-1/2"H x 4.5"W.

Provenance: ex-private Los Angeles, CA collection

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Condition

Professionally repaired with areas of resurfacing.
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Estimate $6,000 – $8,000
Starting Bid $4,500
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