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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Moche
Title:Stirrup-spouted vessel with anthropomorphic fish and sea lions
Date Made:500-700 CE (Moche IV)
Type:Container; Ceramic
Materials:Ceramic; earthenware with polychrome pigments
Place Made:South America; Peru
Measurements:Overall: 12 in x 5 7/8 in x 5 7/8 in; 30.5 cm x 14.9 cm x 14.9 cm
Accession Number:  MH 1975.15.16
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. James F. Mathias (Barbara V. Lord, Class of 1934)
Museum Collection:  Mount Holyoke College Art Museum
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Description:
Stirrup-spouted vessel with painted image of the "sea lion hunt" depicting a demon fish holding a tumi (copper knife) on the side of the chamber and sea lions on the top of spout. Solid red slip on back.

Tags:
pottery; vessels; containers; ancient; archaeology; hunting; animals; seascapes; indigenous people

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