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Authentic Pre-Columbian Artifact Moche -Chimu Culture Dignitary circa 400-600AD

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Authentic Pre-Columbian Stirrup-spouted figural (Priest or Dignitary) vessel artifact from the Moche- Chimu Culture of ancient Peru. This artifact dates from the Intermediate Period circa 400-600 A.D. This piece portrays Moche-Chimu male (probably a Dignitary or person of importance). Moche portraiture reached its pinnacle during Phase IV as artists' demonstrated an extraordinary ability to capture the subject's likeness and provide a sense of individual personality. Face shows serene expression and typical pronounced nose often seen in Moche figural artifacts. Vessel shows all appropriate patina, weight, and mineral deposits typical for authentic Pre-Columbian artifact of this Period (400-600 A.D,). In excellent condition approx. 7 9/16 inches in height. Vessels decorated with religious themes were not merely indicators of social status at the site of Moche. They were strategically used at a household level, as tools to further political ambitions and communicate membership within groups. As evidenced by their iconographic content and the location in which they were abandoned, decorated vessels were an integral part of household-level rituals, meetings, and other status-building activities like feasts, where they were displayed, used, accidentally broken, and in some cases given away along with food and corn beer. Released from private collection that has sold in New York City galleries as well as top auction-Guaranteed Authentic All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back. Returns & exchanges Refunds and Exchanges We accept returns within 30 days of the purchase of the item. However, the buyer is responsible for shipping the item back to us and that cost will not be refunded. We will refund your money for the item as soon as we receive the item back. Please send the item back to us with tracking or insured.