Moche Water Dipper


This Moche Water Dipper, or Chanchero, depicts a prisoner of war on its back side with a rope around his neck, inflamed genitals, in a humbled position with his weapons laying beside him on the ground.  The handle features an open mouthed puma, which extends 4 1/2 inches from the vessel, which measures approximately 7 3/4 inches in diameter.  The opening is approximately 2 1/4 inches on top side.  Although this is known a s a water dipper, I have heard the piece was actually used to divide equal portions of grain.  Appears intact without restoration.  Minor wear to paint.  Beautiful condition.

Water Dipper

$1150 to buy