University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:39-20-9
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Moche
Provenience: Peru
Culture Area: Andean
Date Made: 200 BC-AD 700
Early Date: -200
Late Date: 200 BC-AD 700
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Iconography:Man
Warrior
Height: 28.5 cm
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. George W. Childs Drexel, 1939

Description

Stirup spout vessel of red ware with red and white paint. Portrait of a warrior, kneeling on left knee and grasping war club with both hands. Wears tunic, fringed and spotted; broad cuffs; and elaborate headress worn over head-cloth, a split jaguar skin band with head in front, legs at side and tail pendant at back. From this band a deep bowl-shaped disc projects at each side of the figure's head: rising from behind the jaguar head is a flat disc bearing a circle of twelve pellets. The headdress is supported by a strap over the head and tied under the chin. The figure wears a disc nose pendant.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

South American Gallery (1955 - 1994) View Objects in Exhibition
Objects Speak: Media Through Time (17 Mar 2017) View Objects in Exhibition

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