Pre-Columbian, north coast of Peru, late Moche to Sican/Lambayeque culture, ca. 650 to 1000 CE. A fascinating and highly decorated, mold-made blackware stirrup vessel, its surface decorated with motifs of battle - two human warriors strangle their opponents, their bodies linked together in combat on the ground, watched over by anthropomorphic figures wearing large bird-shaped headdresses. The successful warriors wear fish-shaped headdresses. Size: 6.75" W x 9.35" H (17.1 cm x 23.7 cm)
Provenance: private southern California, USA collection, acquired in the 1970s to mid-1980s
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