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I was wondering if any of my gaming brethren have some incite into the origin and authenticity of this piece. With some very quick research I believe it to be a Aztec water jug (possibly Mayan but I dont think so). Was just wondering if anyone can add more information that knows more about this type of object. My assumption is that was made for the tourists but the person I got this from traveled the world and collected some very valuable stuff over the years. So who knows - maybe it is authentic/old. Unfortunately he passed away and I was not able to ask him about this one. Any assistance/info would be appreciated.





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drill a hole in his crotch for a resin bowl and call it bongtastic.
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Phil of Mars wrote:
drill a hole in his crotch for a resin bowl and call it bongtastic.


Thanks for that suggestion... laugh
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Is the statue hollow?

My first thought was that it is some sort of flag holder.
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Spielfreak wrote:
Is the statue hollow?

My first thought was that it is some sort of flag holder.


I'd like to know:

1) How heavy.
2) If the cylinder is hollow.
3) Is there anything under the base. (i.e.: a picture of the bottom)
4) Also, how "raised" is this line that runs along the one section:



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Perhaps it is a carving of a something once seen in a disturbing dream. Although it seems to be missing wings, claws, and tentacles.

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The design of the handle is typical of a Moche bottle. It's not Aztec or Mayan. Please do a Google Image search on "Moche bottle" and enjoy the hilarity, because the Moche were very fond of violent or sexualized imagery in their pottery.

And although it's impossible to know based on a picture, my Spidey sense is tingling that the pictured bottle is a reproduction.
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Thanks everyone... JoshBot has nailed it down. Appreciated. I to think it is a reproduction. I had two of them and my cat smashed one so if they are real that was quit a loss. My 'bottle' is very tame comparatively - no copulating.

On closer inspection though - I am not so sure that it is a reproduction - and considering the other things collected by the gentlemen that had this in his collection... there is a chance it is authentic. Almost nothing he had were fakes or cheap - mostly very valuable and of high quality. Hmmmmm.

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The design of the handle is typical of a Moche bottle. It's not Aztec or Mayan. Please do a Google Image search on "Moche bottle" and enjoy the hilarity, because the Moche were very fond of violent or sexualized imagery in their pottery.

And although it's impossible to know based on a picture, my Spidey sense is tingling that the pictured bottle is a reproduction.
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shake It was used in their ancient GAME called "Cockey", or better renown today with "Shufflecock", sort of akin to that modern version of "Curling". robot
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