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Moche, Dignitary red ware vessel (100-800 AD), Peru 4.5 in L 6.5 in H 4.25 in D

Moche, Dignitary red ware vessel (100-800 AD), Peru 4.5 in L 6.5 in H 4.25 in D
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  • Provenance: Ex Richard and Edith Dunlap Collection
  • Material: Pottery


 Moche (Peru), 100 AD - 800 AD, Dignitary orange ware vessel. Length 4.5 in., Height 6.5 in., Depth 4.25 in.

Provenance:  Ex Richard and Edith Dunlap Collection

Excavation site:  Hacienda San Jacinto (near Chimbote)

Peru, Moche, c. 100 – 800 AD. This crisply molded red ware vessel is 6.5" high, slip painted buff remnants, some burnishing, fired with some sporadic areas of flash causing black-gray marks. Decorated effigy of a dignitary, featured on one side is a male figure ornamented. The figure is molded in high relief and draped across half of the vessel; opposite side is smooth and bulbous. Great example, with highly burnished slip and good mineral deposits. Condition: Trace mineral deposits on vessel, the vessel chamber is intact, nose is chipped, the spout has been restored (contemporary repair; appears that four fragments were assembled with like earthen material).



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