vessl in the form of a seated figure

 
Culture
Moche culture
Creation date
Materials
slipped and painted earthenware
Dimensions
7 1/2 x 5 x 7 in.
Credit line
Gift of Bonnie and David Ross
Accession number
2000.293
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The seated figure wears a bag containing coca leaves, from which cocaine is made, for coca-chewing rituals.

A common vessel shape used in ancient Peru had a "stirrup-spout" handle, in which a center spout at the top is connected to the vessel by a pair of tubes curved like a horse's stirrup.

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