Moche stirup-spot vessel of pre-Columbian Peru. A portrait vessel of a man whose haircut and face-paint pattern do not seem typical for Moche culture as generally illustrated in the fine line drawings or other pottery.
North Coast Peru, ca. Large orange-brown glazed terracotta trumpet with cream-colored highlights depicting a ferocious, open-mouth jaguar head with large fangs. A beautiful example of a playable instrument!