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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Stirrup Vessel with Fish Monster

A.D. 300–500

Ceramic; red paint on cream base

27.8 × 48.5 × 10.7 cm (10 15/16 × 19 1/8 × 4 3/16 in.)
Gift of the grandchildren of George Hewitt Myers, B.A. 1898, M.F. 1902
2014.27.1
Geography: 
Central Andes, Peru
Culture: 
Central Andes, North Coast, Moche
Period: 
Early Intermediate Period
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Provenance: 

Deposited by George Hewitt Myers at the Yale University Art Gallery in 1939, upon death of George Hewitt Myers, all tangible property was passed on to his wife, Louise Chase Myers, and upon her death, all tangible property was passed to her and George Hewitt Myers’ grandchildren.

Bibliography: 

Alan R. Sawyer, The Nathan Cummings Collection of Ancient Peruvian Art (formerly Wassermann-San Blás collection) Handbook (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1954), 26, 40 (comp.cit).

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), 46; 66; 112 (comp. ci, fig. 3.12; i.; 4.68.

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.