×
Weekly Auctions of Exceptional Items
0 selections
Log In
0 selections
lots of lots
Lot 0422
**Originally Listed At $600**

Pre-Columbian, north coast of Peru, Moche V, 600 to 800 CE. A mold-made figural stirrup vessel in the form of a seated man wearing a poncho and holding a small animal underneath it. The animal may be a deer, a llama, or a dog, and the man holds it close in to his body, with one hand on the haunches and the other on the chest; the animal is turned to face the viewer, its ears perked. Is this a beloved pet, an animal about to be sacrificed, or both? The man's face is grim, his eyes wide, his mouth set, with a prominent nose and deep laugh lines that suggest he is older. Atop his head is a cap; he wears tremendous round spool earrings and a draped necklace/pectoral has been painted onto his poncho. The handle and spout of the bottle are relatively small compared to the size of the figure. Size: 7.15" L x 6" W x 7.5" H (18.2 cm x 15.2 cm x 19 cm)

Provenance: private Salter collection, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#125725

Condition

Repaired and restored from a few large pieces. Some overpainting along restoration lines. Small chips from rim.

Buyer's Premium

  • 24.5%

Moche Pottery Vessel - Man Holding a Small Animal

Estimate $900 - $1,350Apr 30, 2018
686 S. Taylor Avenue Suite 106
Louisville, CO 80027
United States
Ask a Question|