Moche Phase IV Stirrup Vessel,
ca. A.D. 400-500
Earthenware with cream and dark-brown slip with red painted highlights
height 13in (33cm)
Sotheby's, New York, October 1977, Lot 23
Sotheby's New York, May 2004, Lot 109
Private Collection, Florida
In the form of the head of a smiling ruler, the cream-colored head wrapped in a cloth with red detailing, mounted by a stirrup handle with a spout.