Lot 276

FUNERARY VASE, DIVINITY OF CORN
CULTURE MOCHICA, NORTHERN PERU Ancient
Intermediate, 100 B.C. - 600 A.D.
Ceramic with brick-red slip and white paint
H. 20 cm
Ceramic certainly representing the god Ai-Apaec. His face with open eyes and sharp canines is caught in corn cobs. At the back, presence of a stirrup handle and a tubular neck. (Visible splinters. The underside of the vase is fractured).
Provenance: Italian private
collection, 1970

Location of the item
France - 75008 Paris