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Object Name: Stirrup spout bottle
Cultural Group: Moche style
Place of Origin: North coast, Peru
Date: 100-800 C.E.
Dimensions: W: 14.5 cm, H: 20.2 cm, D: 14.0 cm (W: 5.7 in, H: 7.9 in, D: 5.5 in)
Credit line and Accession Number: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert L. Lucas, Jr. X86.3854
In the earliest phases of the Moche style both animals and humans were rendered in a fairly simple and naturalistic manner, and most animals were shown in profile. The interaction between figurative depictions that characterizes subsequent phases is absent during this early period.
Gallery text, Intersections: World Arts, Local Lives, 2006