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Object Name: Stirrup spout bottle
Cultural Group: Moche style
Place of Origin: North coast, Peru
Date: 100-800 C.E.
Materials Used: Ceramic
Dimensions: L: 14.0 cm, H: 23.0 cm, D: 13.5 cm (L: 5.5 in, H: 9.1 in, D: 5.3 in)
Credit line and Accession Number: Fowler Museum at UCLA. Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Lucas, Jr. X86.3807
The dense and complex imagery on this late Moche vessel depicts boatmen in their tule reed boats surrounded by sea creatures. Rather than being used for fishing, boats in this late phase of fineline painting are shown transporting individuals, most of whom are elaborately dressed.
Source: Gallery text, Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, 2006