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Pre-Columbian, northern Peru, Moche III, ca. 400 to 500 CE. A very fine pottery stirrup vessel - an early type of beer bottle used to hold chicha, a type of fermented corn beer. Standing male shaman wearing hooded cape, loin cloth and jaguar headdress. In his hands he holds a conch shell trumpet and appears ready to play it. Wonderful use of color! Size: 10.25" H (26 cm)

Provenance: Ex-private Scollard collection, acquired before 1990

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Small almost invisible crack in body, spout with invisible repair else intact and excellent

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Very Fine Moche Polychrome Stirrup Vessel, Trumpeter

Estimate $2,000 - $3,000Jun 02, 2016
Starting Price $1,000
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