Stirrup-Spouted Vessel (Primary Title)
Stirrup-Spouted Vessel (Former Title)
Stirrup bottle (Object Name)

Unknown (Artist)

terracotta with brown slip
South America,Peru,North Coast,Andean
Overall: 11 1/2 × 5 5/8 in. (29.21 × 14.29 cm)
Rows of lima beans and images of “bean-warriors” appear on this Moche stirrup-spout vessel. These anthropomorphic combatants carry shields and clubs, and are adorned with helmets and ear spools. Lima beans were cultivated as early as 2000 BC in the Andes and were a common staple in ancient Peru.
Early Intermediate
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sandford G. Etherington
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

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