Pre Columbian Moche House Spout Vessel

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  • Item Category: Antiquities
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Mar 22,2007
  • Channel: Online Auction

A Moche house stirrup spout vessel. This piece represents a Moche hut in the hills with stairs carved into the hill. At the top a hut with a person with crossed legs sitting down. The back of the house/hut is decorated with a felino. Painted in cream and brown. In regular condition, some deposits, no chips, some root markings, no restoration. Dates: 200 - 400 A.D. Measures: 9" tall x 4.5" wide.
The Moche or Mochica Culture: Developed 100B.C. - 800A.D. in what it is today the northern coast of Peru. It was not until 1899 that Max Uhle revealed to the world about what he called "protochimu". Later on it was given the name of Moche from the area and the river that exists near by. Thru out the last hundred years many temples, palaces, forts, cemeteries have been discovered; most recent Senor de Sipan. Without a doubt Moche has left us remarkable things to wonder about and most important what people admire the most is their fine and unique ceramics along with amazing metal artifacts that has last ages and will continue to be part of history for ages to come. In 1948 Rafael Larco classified Moche ceramics into five phases due to changes in style, form, decorations and others. Their ceramics depicted their daily life activities, animals, pornographic scenes, zoomorphic figures, human deformations, hunting scenes, lords, warriors, and many more
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