Lot n° 55
2000 - 2500
MOCHICA, Pérou 450-750 ap. J.-C.
Stirrup vase representing a portrait of a warrior, 26 x 12 x 20 cm. This stirrup vase is decorated with a warrior's face modeled in relief on its body, recognizable by his threatening spear and shield. He is richly adorned, his tambas, circular ear ornaments are topped by a finely drawn helmet. He wears a necklace composed of five triangular branches ending in circles. His finely cut almond-shaped eyes reveal his brow bone. The nostrils of the aquiline nose are perforated and the fold of the lobules is signified by an incision. The thin lips are pinched. This warrior seems to be dressed in a tunic / poncho evoking the skin of a jaguar. Recognizable by its circular brown spots, this outfit gives it a warrior power.
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