Pre-Columbian Moche vessel in the form of an old ladyM102
A moulded pottery stirrup vase in the form of an old crouching lady with a baby-sling over her back. Pale cream and black painted details include facial tatoos on the cheeks.
South America, Pre-Columbian, probably Moche, c. 500-800 AD
13.4 x 11.2 cms
Repaired from several pieces, handle on back lost and a hole under the base
Ex. private collection, Oxfordshire, UK; acquired mid to late 20th Century.