X88.800 Stirrup spout bottle

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Object Name: Stirrup spout bottle

Artist: Unknown

Culture: Moche

Place of Origin: Peru, north coast

Date/Era: 100 – 800 C.E.

Medium/Materials: Ceramic

Dimensions: H: 26.6 cm, W: 15.0 cm, D: 14.6 cm (H: 10.5 in, W: 5.9 in, D: 5.7 in)

Credit Line: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Lucas, Jr.

Accession Number: X88.800

Description

An important new subject appears in the final phase of Moche fineline painting and is known as “The Burial Theme.” It depicts the events surrounding the death of a high-status individual. Works of this time period are characterized by extremely thin lines and the presence of so many figures, activities, and background elements on a single vessel that the principal imagery is difficult to discern.

Source: Gallery text, Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, 2006.

See also: Marla C. Berns, World Arts, Local Lives: The Collections of the Fowler Museum at UCLA. Fowler Museum, Los Angeles, 2014.

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