Stirrup vessel: mountain with two warriors, c. 500 ADClick here to view a larger version of the image
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Stirrup vessel: mountain with two warriors, c. 500 AD
|Provenance||Size||Starting price / estimated price|
|Rudolf Leopold, Vienna, Austria||H: 8.7 inch||
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fired clay / ceramic, painted creamy white and orange-red, handwritten collection no. "6301029"
The Andes, rising close to the coast and continuing toward the Amazon Basin, were a constant presence for the Moche people and were considered sacred to them. They were earth's contact with the sky, and they housed caves, which were thought of as entrances to the underworld. Mountains were therefore a frequent motif in Moche art.