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Effigy vessel


Artist Unknown (Moche)


6th century

Institution Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Location Not on view.
Effigy vessel, Artist Unknown (Moche)
: A Group of Peruvian Potteries
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Medium: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects, Ceramics | Ceramic, pigment
Size: 8 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 4 3/16 in. (21.59 x 9.53 x 10.64 cm)
Creation Place: South America, Peru
Culture: Moche, South America, Peru
Style: 6th century
Physical Description: Portrait vase with stirrup handle. The vase represents a seated man, knees drawn up to chin and gripped with the hands. The modelling of the head, covered with a close-fitting cap, is bold an vigorous, with the melancholy expression conveyed with great
Credit: Collection Minneapolis Institute of Arts; The William Hood Dunwoody Fund
Accession Number: 43.2.14
Added to Site: February 28, 2009