Moche Pijuayo Fruit Stirrup Vessel

 

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.
Ca. 500-800 AD.
Height: 9 in. (23 cm).
Accompanied by a thermoluminescence test by CIRAM laboratory confirming its age to 1350 years old +/- 125 years.

The peach palm was especially revered for its hard wood, which was used to carve spears.

Formerly in a New York Private collection.

Inv#: 6547

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