An Ancient Pre-Columbian Peruvian Moche Blackware Pottery Vessel

An Ancient Pre-Columbian Peruvian Moche Blackware Pottery Vessel

200 to 800 Pre-Columbian Peruvian

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An Ancient Pre-Columbian Peruvian Moche Blackware Pottery Vessel
The central spout decorated with the head of an Inca God with weeping eyes, two priests honouring him on either side, and two humming birds perched on the handle
Circa 200 – 800 AD

Size: 14 cm high, 16.5 cm wide – 5½ ins high, 6½ ins wide
Provenance: Ex collection of an English artist

For the Inca’s, as well as their predecessors, the place of mythical origins lay to the south east of Cuzco in the vicinity of Lake Titicaca. There the creator deity Viracocha first animated the universe by bestowing life on humans, animals plants and lesser God’s. A somewhat distant supernatural being he delegated the affairs of everyday life to more active deities.
Dimensions
Height 14.00 cm (5.51 inches)
Width 16.50 cm (6.50 inches)
Medium
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