Pre-Columbian, Moche III, northern Peru, ca. 400 AD. Terracotta bowl featuring a young nude female (her lack of breasts indicate a prepubescent female). The body of the female is hollow so that when liquid is placed inside of the bowl, it enters the vagina and fills the hollow body. It can then be poured out of the vagina as a part of ceremony. Likely for birthing and/or fertility. Manganese deposits on surface. Custom museum-quality stand. 5"H x 9-1/2"D, intact/excellent condition. An extremely rare example!
ProvenanceEx-private AZ Collection.
Dimensions 5"H x 9-1/2"D