Moche Pottery Portrait Vessel of a Noble Personage

 

15321. Moche Pottery Portrait Vessel of a Noble Personage

Cenrtal Coast, Ca. 400 to 600 A.D.

Terracotta head vessel depicted with handsome facial features; smooth headband tied under chin. Overall remains of pigment in red and tan painted surface. Size: 6-1/4 inches (16cm) H. Provenance: Coll of Romey Ray, London. Old sticker on base inscribed Early Peruvian Found At Trusillo Peru Made Prior of the 16th Cent, and Mochica N. Coast of Peru, 600 A.D, Digby BM.

Compare with similar examples in Moche Portraits from Ancient Peru, by Christopher B. Donnan

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