P-3804 A FINE MOCHE IV PORTRAIT HEAD STIRRUP SPOUT VESSEL
A.D. 450 to 550.
Northern Peru region, Mochica Culture.
Ceramic sculptural vessel.
Height: 11.5 in. (29.2 cm.)
Provenance: The Sternberg Family Collection of Pre-Columbian Art, acquired by Mr. & Mrs. Lionel Steinberg of Palm Springs, California in 1968.
finely modeled head vessel has highly detailed facial features showing an upward
gaze. This vessel is extremely realistic in
comparison to most other ancient portrait head vessels from Peru.
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