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Effigy Vessel

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Object Number:
39-20-9
Current Location:
Collections storage
Culture:
Moche
Provenience:
Peru
Culture Area:
Andean
Date Made:
200 BC-AD 700
Early Date:
-200
Late Date:
700
Section:
American
Materials:
Ceramic
Iconography:
Man
Warrior
Description:
Red ware; red and white paint. Portrait of a warrior, kneeling on left knee and grasping war club with both hands. Wears short skirt and sleeveless shirt, both are fringed and spotted; broad cuffs, striped and spotted; and elaborate headress worn over the head-cloth, a split jaguar skin band with head in front, legs at side and tail pendant at back. From this band a deep bowl-shaped disc prjkects at each side and rising from behind the jaguar head is a flat disc bearing a circle of twelve pellets, and outline bearing a circle of twelve pellets, and outline jaguar head. The headdress is supported by a strap over the head and held on by a tie under the chin. Has disc nost pendant. Stirrup spout.
Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. George W. Childs Drexel
Other Number:
F 3   -   Other Number

Current & Past Exhibitions:

South American Gallery (1955 - 1994)
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