Ancient Moche III Portrait Stirrup Dwarf Vessel: Antiquities from Peru
Here you find a lovely terracotta stirrup-spouted vessel depicting a Moche “dwarf”. It has bold facial features, tightly closed lips and nicely shaped lidded eyes. Well marked tattoos found on the cheeks, lip and chin area. The terracotta is done in a rich red-brown paint base with cream colour on the eyes and portion of the base. Dates to approx 400-700 AD and measures 9 ½ inches high.