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Moche Blackware Vessel - Foot Form

$495.00
Pre-Columbian, North Coast Peru, Moche, ca. 400 to 700 CE. A wonderful mold-formed blackware vessel in the shape of a sandaled foot. The vessel has a planar base, an ovoid body with five delineated toes, a sandal strap over the top, the heel bound with a long horizontal strap and six small vertical straps, a tapered neckline, and a gradually-widening spout. An interesting example of podiatric pottery! Size: 4.95" L x 2.375" W x 4.1" H (12.6 cm x 6 cm x 10.4 cm).

Condition: Surface wear and minor abrasions commensurate with age, small nicks to base and rim, and light roughness along base, otherwise intact and very good. Light earthen deposits throughout.

Provenance: private Madrone collection, Hawaii, USA; ex-Arte Xibalba, Sarasota, Florida, USA; ex-Andrea Sarmiento collection, Miami, Florida, USA; ex-private Llerenas family collection, Miami, Florida, USA

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