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Authentic Pre-Columbian Monochrome WHISTLING Stirrup Artifact Vessel Moche Culture ca. 400-700 CE Peru Authentic Pre-Columbian Artifact

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Authentic Pre-Columbian Monochrome Whistling Artifact from the Northern Coast of Peru. This vessel from the Moche/Mochica Culture dates from the Early Intermediate Period circa 400-700 AD. Double stirrup Vessel in overall tannish-cream color. Artifact has whistle that sound when finger placed over small whole at front and displays figure with wing like ears and pronounced nose (frequent feature in Moche figures). Piece has 2 repaired breaks at stirrup (see pics) along with hole that was most likely made during probe used in excavation. Artifact shows all appropriate patina and aging and mineral deposits for a piece this age. Approx. 7 1/8 inches in width (18.09cm) by 5 7/8 inches in height (14.92cm). Unique authentic artifact from ancient Peru. Moche pottery is some of the most varied in the world. The use of mold technology is evident. This would have enabled the mass production of certain forms. But Moche ceramics vary widely in shape and theme, with most important social activities documented in pottery, including war, metalwork, weaving and sex. Traditional north coast Peruvian ceramic art uses a limited palette, relying primarily on red and white; fineline painting, fully modeled clay, veristic figures, and stirrup spouts. Moche ceramics created between 150–800 CE epitomize this style. Moche pots have been found not just at major north coast archaeological sites, such as Huaca de la luna, Huaca del sol, and Sipan, but also at small villages and unrecorded burial sites as well. 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.