Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Stirrup Vessel with a Pair of Combatants

A.D. 400–700

Ceramic with pigment

other: 30 × 12 × 47 cm (11 13/16 × 4 3/4 × 18 1/2 in.)
Gift of the grandchildren of George Hewitt Myers, B.A. 1898, M.F. 1902
Central Andes, Peru
Central Andes, North Coast, Moche IV
Early Intermediate Period
Containers - Ceramics

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.


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).

Alan R. Sawyer, Ancient Peruvian Ceramics: The Nathan Cummings Collection (New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1966), 42–7.

Susan B. Matheson, “The George Hewitt Myers Collection of Peruvian Antiquities,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2014): 82.

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