Moche Popcorn Popper Vessel

Moche Popcorn Popper Vessel

A Pre-Columbian large Moche popcorn popper vessel (canchero) in the form of a man with a tightly wrapped white garment and headdress with geometric designs on the reverse.

Peru, north coast.
Ca. 500-800 AD.
Height: 11 1/2 in. (29.3 cm).

Moche civilization was centered in northern Peru where it flourished from 100 to 800 AD. Moche society was agricultural, with a great deal of effort expended on impressive irrigation works and massive public architecture. The Moche are particularly noted for their achievements in art, especially their elaborately painted ceramics which depicted a wide variety of motifs and scenes from daily life with great skill.

cf.: Art Institute of Chicago, Kate S. Buckingham Endowment, 1955.2278.

Formerly in the collection of Bill Freeman, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1960's - 80's.

Inv#: 5691


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