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Pre-Columbian, northern Peru, Moche III/IV, ca. 500 to 600 CE. A wonderful and touching stirrup jar in the form of a mother sea bird (comorant) with its beak down toward the baby bird at its side while another baby bird nestles up on its other side. Once covered with a deep kaolin slip, mush of which still remains. Size: 8" W x 7.75" H (20.3 cm x 19.7 cm)

Provenance: Ex-California Museum of Ancient Art

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Surface slightly abraded else intact and generally excellent

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Touching Moche Pottery Stirrup Vessel with Birds

Estimate $1,500 - $2,000Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price $800
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