Moche Pijuayo Fruit Stirrup Vessel
A Pre-Columbian Moche stirrup spout pottery vessel in the form of a ripe branch of Pijuayo (Peach Palm) fruits. The surface is incised with a glyph naming the fruit.
North coastal Peru.
The peach palm was especially revered for its hard wood, which was used to carve spears.
Formerly in a New York Private collection.