Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Stirrup Vessel in the Shape of an Owl

A.D. 300–450

Ceramic with pigment

20.1 x 11 x 16.5 cm (7 15/16 x 4 5/16 x 6 1/2 in.)
Gift of the grandchildren of George Hewitt Myers, B.A. 1898, M.F. 1902
2014.27.13
Culture: 
Central Andes, North Coast, Moche
Period: 
Early Intermediate Period
Classification: 
Containers - Ceramics
Status: 
Not on view
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 Lapiner, Pre-Columbian Art of South America (New York: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1976), 129, no. 269.

Dr. Christopher B. Donnan, Moche Art of Peru: Pre-Columbian Symbolic Communication (Los Angeles: Fowler Museum at UCLA, 1978), 131, fig. 204.

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