What is a stirrup spout bottle?


What is a stirrup spout bottle?

Stirrup-spout bottles (the name refers to the spout shape, which resembles a riding saddle stirrup) were made for ritual use beginning in the early second millennium B.C. Large numbers of them have been found in elite burials on Peru’s northern coast and display unequalled technical and artistic skill.

Which culture produced stirrup spouted ceramic portrait vessels?

Mochica culture
Stirrup spout vessel in the form of a portrait head, Mochica culture, Peru; in the British Museum.

Where does the stirrup spout vessel first appear?

Andean region
Stirrup spout vessels appeared early in the Andean region. They can be formed in spherical, oblate, cylindrical, cube-like, angled, or molded forms. The Moche created thousands of these stirrup spout vessels throughout the duration of the culture.

What are stirrups used for horses?

Stirrup, either of a pair of light frames hung from the saddle attached to the back of an animal—usually a horse or pony. Stirrups are used to support a rider’s feet in riding and to aid in mounting. Stirrups probably originated in the Asian steppes about the 2nd century bc.

How did the Moche decorated their pots?

The Southern Moche tended to be expert ceramicists—producing a large amount of fine, thin-walled vessels painted in slip. Moche artists used only three colors—cream, red-brown or red-orange, and black to decorate their ceramics. Many Moche ceramics were made using molds, and so we have many duplicate pieces.

What was the Moche religion?

The Moche were polytheistic , or had many gods. The most powerful god in their religion was Si, the moon goddess . Since the moon was always visible, and controlled the seasons, Si was the most powerful god. In Moche religion, women could have an important role.

What is another name for the stirrup?

In this page you can discover 6 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for stirrup, like: stapes, stirrup iron, rope, windlass, bridle and saddle.