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Choose from 86 pictures in our Moche collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. All professionally made for Quick Shipping.


Loose Textile Fragments, c. 50-650. Creator: Unknown
Loose Textile Fragments, c. 50-650. Creator: Unknown
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Embossed gold disc, possibly earring or pendant to be suspended from a garment or
Embossed gold disc, possibly earring or pendant to be suspended from a garment or
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Mochica single spout fine line vessel with depiction of a crab Warrior"
Mochica single spout fine line vessel with depiction of a crab Warrior"
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Shallow bowl with relief modelled woman at base with prominent vulva
Shallow bowl with relief modelled woman at base with prominent vulva
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Typical totora reed boat used on the Lake Titicaca
Typical totora reed boat used on the Lake Titicaca
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Square, stirrup-spouted vessel on one side of which is carved a warrior figure
Square, stirrup-spouted vessel on one side of which is carved a warrior figure
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Mochica stirrup-spouted jar showing birth scene
Mochica stirrup-spouted jar showing birth scene
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In typically Mochica style, this modelled ceramic shows a priest or shaman engaged
In typically Mochica style, this modelled ceramic shows a priest or shaman engaged
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Deer-headed anthropomorphic figure with elaborate headdress incorporating an inverted
Deer-headed anthropomorphic figure with elaborate headdress incorporating an inverted
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Stirrup-spouted effigy showing a Mochica fisherman paddling a small totora reed boat
Stirrup-spouted effigy showing a Mochica fisherman paddling a small totora reed boat
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Late Mochica stirrup-spouted jar showing an intricately painted supernatural figure
Late Mochica stirrup-spouted jar showing an intricately painted supernatural figure
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Unusual movable double doll, probably recovered from a grave site on the central coast of
Unusual movable double doll, probably recovered from a grave site on the central coast of
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Stirrup-spouted effigy showing a Mochica fisherman paddling a small totora reed boat Featured Print

Stirrup-spouted effigy showing a Mochica fisherman paddling a small totora reed boat

Stirrup-spouted effigy showing a Mochica fisherman paddling a small totora reed boat. Such craft are known as "caballitos" (little horses) and were used on the north coast as late as the 20th C, primarily for offshore fishing. It reflects the maritime nature of Mochica culture. Country of Origin: Peru. Culture: Mochica. Date/Period: 100-600 AD. Place of Origin: North coast of Peru. Material Size: Ceramic. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Museum fur Volkerkunde, Berlin . Location: 08

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Detail of a Mochica effigy jar showing a high status individual wearing an elaborate
Detail of a Mochica effigy jar showing a high status individual wearing an elaborate
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Detail of a painted design from a Mochica vessel showing two weavers using backstrap looms
Detail of a painted design from a Mochica vessel showing two weavers using backstrap looms
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Mochica blackware effigy jar with distinctive north coast type stirrup-spout portraying
Mochica blackware effigy jar with distinctive north coast type stirrup-spout portraying
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Mochica stirrup-spouted portrait jar that uses an effective combination of modelling
Mochica stirrup-spouted portrait jar that uses an effective combination of modelling
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Hollow gourd-shaped ceramic vessel which shows a female figure with distended vulva
Hollow gourd-shaped ceramic vessel which shows a female figure with distended vulva
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Mochica stirrup-spouted jar in the form of two brown and white birds with their necks
Mochica stirrup-spouted jar in the form of two brown and white birds with their necks
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Seated wooden figure with large earrings and a phallus-shaped headdress
Seated wooden figure with large earrings and a phallus-shaped headdress
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Modern day Moche fisherman guiding a tortora reed boat (caballito) on beach on Peru's
Modern day Moche fisherman guiding a tortora reed boat (caballito) on beach on Peru's
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Artists impression of the temple-tomb pyramid at Sipan, Lambayeque Valley
Artists impression of the temple-tomb pyramid at Sipan, Lambayeque Valley
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Mochica effigy jar depicting three anthropomorphised maize cobs whose fanged mouths
Mochica effigy jar depicting three anthropomorphised maize cobs whose fanged mouths
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Double-chambered ceramic vessel depicting an act of homosexual fellatio
Double-chambered ceramic vessel depicting an act of homosexual fellatio
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Mochica stirrup-spouted jar showing either two birds or two supernatural beings apparently
Mochica stirrup-spouted jar showing either two birds or two supernatural beings apparently
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Mochica blackware effigy jar with distinctive north coast type stirrup-spout portraying Featured Print

Mochica blackware effigy jar with distinctive north coast type stirrup-spout portraying

Mochica blackware effigy jar with distinctive north coast type stirrup-spout portraying a musician playing a conch shell trumpet. His turban-like headdress and large earrings indicate high social status. The cheek may have been inlaid with shell or turquoise. Country of Origin: Peru. Culture: Mochica. Date/Period: 250-650 AD. Place of Origin: North coast of Peru. Material Size: Ceramic. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Museum fur Volkerkunde, Berlin . Location: 08

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Death, sex, and fertility were intricately interwoven in ancient Peruvian thought
Death, sex, and fertility were intricately interwoven in ancient Peruvian thought
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Vessel with copulating couple
Vessel with copulating couple
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Stirrup-spouted vessel depicting a woman copulating with a dog
Stirrup-spouted vessel depicting a woman copulating with a dog
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Effigy jar depicting a man and woman, covered by a sheet
Effigy jar depicting a man and woman, covered by a sheet
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Stirrup-spouted vessel depictingA copulating couple
Stirrup-spouted vessel depictingA copulating couple
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Stirrup-spouted vessel depicting fellatio
Stirrup-spouted vessel depicting fellatio
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Vessel depicting copulating dogs
Vessel depicting copulating dogs
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Stirrup-spouted vessel depicting a copulating couple
Stirrup-spouted vessel depicting a copulating couple
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Stirrup-spouted vessel depicting an embracing couple with skull-like faces
Stirrup-spouted vessel depicting an embracing couple with skull-like faces
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Two stirrup-spouted Mochica jars depicting skeletal figures playing typically Andean pan
Two stirrup-spouted Mochica jars depicting skeletal figures playing typically Andean pan
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Hollow effigy jar depicting two Mochica fisherman sitting on a reed raft
Hollow effigy jar depicting two Mochica fisherman sitting on a reed raft
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Mochica, stirrup-spouted jar showing an scene from mythology in which a fanged deity
Mochica, stirrup-spouted jar showing an scene from mythology in which a fanged deity
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Effigy jar depicting a man and woman, covered by a sheet, having sexual intercourse in a bed Featured Print

Effigy jar depicting a man and woman, covered by a sheet, having sexual intercourse in a bed

Effigy jar depicting a man and woman, covered by a sheet, having sexual intercourse in a bed. The pose suggests that it may be intended to portray anal sex which is often depicted on Mochica pottery and associated with contraceptive sexual acts. Country of Origin: Peru. Culture: Mochica. Date/Period: 100-600 AD. Place of Origin: North coast of Peru. Material Size: Ceramic. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ Private Collection, London . Location: 08

© Werner Forman Archive / Heritage-Images

Huaca de la Luna outside Trujillo, north coast of Peru, showing polychrome clay
Huaca de la Luna outside Trujillo, north coast of Peru, showing polychrome clay
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Detail of mythological scene from a late Mochica, stirrup-spouted vessel
Detail of mythological scene from a late Mochica, stirrup-spouted vessel
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A jaguar-eagle wearing a headdress
A jaguar-eagle wearing a headdress
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Stirrup-spouted zoomorphic jar with composite animal made up of a feline fanged deer
Stirrup-spouted zoomorphic jar with composite animal made up of a feline fanged deer
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Fragment of a Mochica stirrup-spouted jar showing two creatures fighting
Fragment of a Mochica stirrup-spouted jar showing two creatures fighting
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Pair of effigy jars
Pair of effigy jars
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Spondylus shell decorated with a black matrix and coloured stone inlay
Spondylus shell decorated with a black matrix and coloured stone inlay
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Gold bead in the form of a snarling feline (possibly a jaguar) face
Gold bead in the form of a snarling feline (possibly a jaguar) face
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Detail of a Mochica textile showing three supernatural figures
Detail of a Mochica textile showing three supernatural figures
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Although this effigy jar has a deer modelled in a style typical of late Mochica
Although this effigy jar has a deer modelled in a style typical of late Mochica
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Caballitos , little horses, made of totora reed - an ancient Peruvian type of boat
Caballitos , little horses, made of totora reed - an ancient Peruvian type of boat
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Stirrup-spouted vessel depicting seated figure with phallic headdress
Stirrup-spouted vessel depicting seated figure with phallic headdress
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