Feline Vessel

200–850 CE
Overall: 17 x 14 x 19.8 cm (6 11/16 x 5 1/2 x 7 13/16 in.)
Location: 232 Andean
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The Moche were known for their fine animal representations.


This darkware vessel is early Moche and demonstrates the transition from earlier North Coast cultures, which used smudge firing and post-fire pigmentation, to Moche times, which saw the adoption of new, higher-oxygen firing technologies and the use of slips applied before firing.
Feline Vessel

Feline Vessel

200–850 CE

Central Andes, North Coast, Moche people

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