Barakat Gallery
Login | Register | User Services | Search | Newsletter Sign-up
Barakat Gallery
HOME : Pre-Columbian Art : Moche Art : Moche Blackware Stirrup Vessel in the Form of a Deer Warrior
Click to view original image.
Moche Blackware Stirrup Vessel in the Form of a Deer Warrior - PF.1876
Origin: Peru
Circa: 200 AD to 600 AD
Dimensions: 7.125" (18.1cm) high
Catalogue: V5
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta

Location: United States
Currency Converter
Place On Hold
Ask a Question
Email to a Friend
Previous Item
Next Item
Photo Gallery
Click photo to change image.
Print image
In ancient Peru, the warrior class occupied a prominent place in society. Frequently, warriors affiliated themselves in groups or clans identified with powerful animals, whose traits of speed, bravery or fierceness they wished to emulate. In Mochica art, such warriors are often shown wearing animal costumes that identify their human nature, but on occasion, the line between metaphor and reality is more blurred. On this stunning vessel, a kneeling warrior with the head of a deer presents arms. The deer symbolized swiftness and elusiveness, desirable qualities in war. Perhaps this vessel was created for a member of the deer society, or to represent the devotion of the deer warriors through eternity. This striking effigy evokes a world where magic and wonder were a part of daily life. - (PF.1876)


Home About Us Help Contact Us Services Publications Search
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Security

Copyright (c) 2000-2018 by Barakat, Inc. All Rights Reserved - TEL 310.859.8408 - FAX 310.276.1346

coldfusion hosting