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Art of the Ancient Americas
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Artist: Unknown

Stirrup Vessel in the Shape of a Llama

A.D. 400–700

Ceramic with pigment

21.59 × 11.73 × 19.69 cm (8 1/2 × 4 5/8 × 7 3/4 in.)
Gift of Sylvia Van Sinderen, granddaughter of Adrian Van Sinderen, B.A. 1910
2013.58.1
Geography: 
Central Andes, Peru
Status: 
On view
Culture: 
Central Andes, North Coast, Moche
Period: 
Early Intermediate Period
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Purchased in Lima, Peru, by Adrian Van Sinderen (1887–1963), 1930s; by descent to this granddaughter, Sylvia van Sinderen, New Haven, Conn., given to the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn., 2013

Bibliography: 

Adrian Van Sinderen, Our Home in the Countryside (New York: Yale University Press, 1957), 120–21, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.