Lot: 67

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Portrait head vessel, c. 400 - 600 AD

Peru, Moche

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Michael Beckmann, Marburg, Germany H: 7.5 inch 4000 EUR
plus 27 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

ceramic, painted in cream-white, red and black, depiction of a high-ranking man with tatoo markings on the face

These individualized and naturalistic representations of human faces are unique to the Moche culture of Peru.

This object is subject to the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Protection Act. Export documents are required for export (subjected to a fee)