Stirrup-spout bottle: pepino fruits

CULTURE:
Moche
DATE:
200–450 CE
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Fun Facts

  • In his 1976 report, Junius B. Bird, curator emeritus of South American archaeology at the American Museum of Natural History, notes: "***N93 Complex representation of 3 tiers, each with 8 pepino fruits. Red on creamy slip. (The pepino is a sterile hybrid plant propagated only by cuttings.) Mochica I/II."