Moche Effigy Vessel
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This is an early version of the deity known as Ai Apaec. He wears a feline headdress. This headdress not only has a puma skin but also a Plume of feathers represented by the conical form on top of his head. He also wears a lovely pectoral with individual plaques in detail. Formerly in a European collection since the 1970s.
Peru, Moche, North Coast, c. AD 100-300
Height: 7 1/2"
Condition: Cracks repaired.