Lot: 145

94th Tribal Art Auction

Stirrup vessel: warrior, ca. 300-400 AD

Peru, Moche III- IV

Provenance Size Starting price / estimated price
Galerie Gerdes, Munich, Germany
Anna Maria Posset (1922-2018), Würzburg / Miltenberg, Germany (acquired between 1975 - 1985)
H: 9.6 inch 600 EUR
plus 23 % commission, VAT, transport and insurance

fired clay/ ceramic, bicoloured (red decoration on a white/ cream background), rest. The Moche were innovators on many political, ideological, and artistic levels. Moche skilled ceramists produced a great variety of exquisitely decorated vessels. Moche society flourished on the north Peruvian coastal desert between the fourth and the eighth centuries A.D. Traditionally, Moche pottery is divided into five periods, Moche I to Moche V, according to the ceramic phases established by R. Larco Hoyle.


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