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Art of the Ancient Americas
Artist: Unknown

Stirrup Vessel in the Shape of a Seated Male Figure

A.D. 300–500

Ceramic with pigment

19.4 × 15.88 × 18.42 cm (7 5/8 × 6 1/4 × 7 1/4 in.)
Gift of the grandchildren of George Hewitt Myers, B.A. 1898, M.F. 1902
Geography Central Andes, Peru
Central Andes, North Coast, Moche
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, Moche Art of Peru: Pre-Columbian Symbolic Communication (Los Angeles: Fowler Museum at UCLA, 1978), 121, fig. 188.

Dr. Christopher B. Donnan, Moche Portraits from Ancient Peru (Austin, Tex.: University of Texas Press, 2004), 7, fig. 1.8.

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