Stirrup-spout jar depicting anthropomorhized fish - ROM2007_9020_1


Stirrup-spout jar depicting anthropomorhized fish

Maker: Moche
Geography: Andes, Peru
Date: 100-700 AD
Period: Early Intermediate Period
28.5 x 13.5 cm
Object number: 930.32.4
Not on view
DescriptionThis white-slipped stirrup spout jar depicts two fish outlined in red.  The fish swim across the vessel, but feature human-like arms and legs. Animals were often anthropomorphized among the Moche, reflecting distinctions between humans and animals that were far fuzzier then the ones that we make today.
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