Moche Pottery Portrait Head Vessel
Moche Pottery Portrait Head Vessel
Moche Pottery Portrait Head Vessel
Moche Pottery Portrait Head Vessel
Moche Pottery Portrait Head Vessel
Moche Pottery Portrait Head Vessel
Moche Pottery Portrait Head Vessel
Moche Pottery Portrait Head Vessel

Moche Pottery Portrait Head Vessel

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North coast, Peru, Ca.  400 to 600  AD.

Terracotta mold made stirrup handle vessel depicting the head of a dignitary with strong facial features. Overall red  painted surface with small firing cloud at headband. 
Size: 10-1/2 inches H. 
Ex NY: Drs Siskind and Tuttman collection , acq 1970s-80s.  $1000


Chris Donnan produced a whole book dedicated to these types of head vases, noting how they served a political function and spread social cohesion in Moche territories and there is one ruler who we can see get older as they make portraits of him over time..

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