X96.8.65 Moche vessel

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Peru, north coast
100-800 C.E.
H: 26.2 cm (10.3 in), W: 17.3 cm (6.8 in), D: 20.5 cm (8.07 in)
Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Franklin D. and Judith H. Murphy. X96.8.65


The stirrup bottle, in the form of a deer’s head, has large ears, pained white, which project above incised eyes. Two rows of dots are painted beneath the eyses and two lines above, each painted white. The chin of the animal is in white as are the semicircles on the upper jaw. There is a chip to the bottom front of the vessel and to the rim of the the spout. The vessel has manganese deposits and is painted orange and white.

Source: object notes from collections management system