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.
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.