Art of the Ancient Americas
Maker: Unknown

Stirrup Vessel with Kneeling Figure

A.D. 200–500

Ceramic with pigment

26.35 × 20.32 × 14.96 cm (10 3/8 × 8 × 5 7/8 in.)
Bequest of Erika and Thomas Leland Hughes, B.A. 1945, LL.B. 1949
Central Andes, Peru
Central Andes, North Coast, Moche
Early Intermediate Period
Containers - Ceramics

ex collection of Dr. Robert Walzer, New York
From the collection of Erika Hughes, Hughes Bequest.


“Vessel in the Form of a Royal Messenger with Ritual Runners,” (accessed 9/22/2015).

“Vessel in the Form of a Seated Ruler with a Pampas Cat,” (accessed 9/22/2015).

“Ceramica Mochica,” (accessed 9/24/2015).

Dr. Christopher B. Donnan, Donna McClelland, and Elizabeth P. Benson, Moche Fineline Painting: Its Evolution and its Artists (Los Angeles: Fowler Museum at UCLA, 1999), 41, 102, 203, 205, 213, 224, 234-5, 257, ill.

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