Vessel with Stirrup Spout

Vessel with Stirrup Spout

500-200 BC


Overall: 22.8 x 17.2 cm (9 x 6 3/4 in.)

Purchase, Bequest of Helen Humphreys 1968.192



The stirrup spout first appeared on the North Coast in the ceramics of the Cupisnique culture, a Chavín contemporary, and remained an important North Coast spout form until the time of the Spanish conquest. It probably had symbolic meaning, now lost.

See also
AA - Andes
Art of the Americas
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