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Sculptural ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents a duck ML010500

Moche style1 AD - 800 AD

Museo Larco

Museo Larco
Lima, Peru

This is a very fine sculptural ceramic bottle representing a cinnamon teal (Anas cyanoptera). It is a species that lives in lakes and coastal wetlands, and feeds on plants and aquatic insects and mollusks. It is depicted naturalistically in this bottle, but ducks are also represented in an anthropomorphic with attributes of warriors and as companions of the mayor deities in the mythological scenes in pre-Columbian art. (UH)

Esta es una muy fina botella escultórica de cerámica que representa un pato colorado (Anas cyanoptera). Es una especie que vive en lagos y humedales de la costa, y se alimenta de plantas e insectos acuáticos y moluscos. Así como se le representa de manera naturalista como en esta botella, en el arte precolombino los patos antropomorfos son representados, con atributos de guerreros y acompañantes de las divinidades principales en las escenas mitológicas. (UH)

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  • Title: Sculptural ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents a duck ML010500
  • Creator: Moche style
  • Date Created: 1 AD - 800 AD
  • Location Created: Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru, Peru
  • Título de la obra en español: Botella escultórica de cerámica que representa pato ML010500
  • Style: Mochica
  • Place Part Of: Peru
  • Physical Dimensions: w88 x h126 x d174 mm (Complete object)
  • More Info: Collection Database Entry - Museo Larco - Museo Larco
  • Type: Sculptural Ceramic Ceremonial Vessel
  • Rights: Museo Larco, Museo Larco
  • External Link: Museo Larco
  • Medium: Cerámica

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