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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
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Maker(s):Unknown
Culture:Moche
Title:Stirrup-spouted vessel in form of a figure holding a feline
Date Made:500-700 CE
Type:Container; Ceramic
Materials:Earthenware; burnished
Place Made:South America; Peru; Moche Valley
Measurements:Overall: 7 3/4 in x 5 1/8 in x 7 5/8 in; 19.7 cm x 13 cm x 19.4 cm
Narrative Inscription:  Label on base: "PE 99;" second label: "Mochica IV, ca 200-550 AD, PERU."
Accession Number:  MH 1980.16.3
Credit Line:Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Cedric Marks
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Description:
Stirrup-spout vessel depicting a seated male holding small jaguar cub (or pampas cat) in his lap. Details painted in cream on a red slipped base. Flat bottom, round stirrup handle.

Keywords/Tags:
ancient; archaeology; religion; mythology; man; animal

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