Moche Spouted Vessel: Jaguar Drummer


Moche Spouted Vessel: Jaguar Drummer

A Pre-Columbian large Moche spouted vessel portraying an anthropomorphic jaguar playing a drum.

Peru, north coast.
Ca. 200-500 AD.
Height: 12 in. (31 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.

Formerly in a New York private collection.

Inv#: 6984


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