Lot 6876

A Moche head vessel, Peru, 1st half 1st millenium AD

Works of Art, Antiquities | O88kua | Online auction | 884 Lots

Hammer price € 260

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Red-ground, slightly shiny clay with white painting. Flat base, above a broad head on a short neck. Distinct, well worked out physiognomy. The forehead almost completely covered by a cap, horizontally divided by heels of different colours. A chin band is passed over the cheeks at the side in front of the hair. At the back of the head, the cap reaches the nape of the neck with a rectangular flap. Above the cap, a funnel-shaped mouth. Two eyelets between them at the sides. Hairline cracks in the upper part, one of which has been stabilised with red paste on the back below the muzzle. Minor chipping at the rim. Otherwise intact without missing parts. An impressive Moche culture pottery. Height 21.7 cm.

Provenance: German private collection.

Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

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Our online auction "Works of Art, Antiquities" includes 893 lots. The auction starts on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 10:00 am (CET). The pre-sale view will take place from June 16 -19, 2021 from 11 am to 17 pm (CET).