A Moche figural vessel
A Moche stirrup spout vessel, depicting a squatting male figure. Arms crossed and resting on his raised knees. Richly dressed in a body robe and wearing ornamental earrings. Painted in a dark brown-orange and cream. North Peru, Moche culture, period IV, approx. 450 AD.
Paulo Figueiredo Galeria De Arte, Sao Paulo, Brasil, 1981, private collection Utrecht, The Netherlands, 2020, by descent of family. Purchased directly from the family, 2022.
Height 24,2 cm., width 12,8 cm.
Stirrup is restored, further nor repairs or cracks