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Mochica stirrup-spouted portrait jar that uses an effective combination of modelling and painting to depict a """"real"""" individual rather than a stylized person.
Stirrup-spouted Mochica portrait jar depicting a noble pouring out water or chicha beer, probably as a libation associated with fertility rituals.
Stirrup-sputed effigy jar of a dog (or possibly a deer) Country of Origin: Peru.
Stirrup-spouted Mochica ceramic portrait jar depicting a face of a nobleman, Peru, 100-600. Artist: Werner Forman
Mochica stirrup-spouted jar showing either two birds or two supernatural beings apparently copulating.
Effigy jar with stirrup-spout depicting a painted or tattoed female figure.
Stirrup-spouted Mochica ceramic portrait jar depicting a face of a nobleman, Peru, 100-600. Artist: Werner Forman
Late Mochica stirrup-spouted jar showing an intricately painted supernatural figure with an elaborate feathered headdress and a serpentine body.
Death, sex, and fertility were intricately interwoven in ancient Peruvian thought.
Death, sex, and fertility were intricately interwoven in ancient Peruvian thought.
Stirrup-spouted Mochica portrait jar depicting a face of a nobleman.
Stirrup-spouted Mochica portrait jar depicting a noble pouring out water or chicha beer, probably as a libation associated with fertility rituals.
Stirrup-spouted effigy jar of a bird.
Mochica stirrup-spouted jar in the form of two brown and white birds with their necks bent backwards.
Death, sex, and fertility were intricately interwoven in ancient Peruvian thought.
Stirrup-spouted effigy jar of a bird, probably an owl.
Stirrup-spouted Mochica portrait jar depicting a face of a nobleman.
Detail of mythological scene from a late Mochica stirrup-spouted vessel, northern Peru, 1-700. Artist: Werner Forman
Pre-Columbian Art. Moche Culture (100-900 B.C.). Moche portrait stirrup spout vessel. Archaeological Museum. Cusco. Peru.