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Warrior Sipan-Mochica Pottery, Lambayeque, Peru, 2015. Creator: Luis Rosendo
Warrior Sipan-Mochica Pottery, Lambayeque, Peru, 2015. Creator: Luis Rosendo
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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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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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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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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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Part of the archaeological site left in situ at San Jose de Moro, where the tomb
Part of the archaeological site left in situ at San Jose de Moro, where the tomb
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Mochica vessel in the form of a seated prisoner with his hands bound behind his back
Mochica vessel in the form of a seated prisoner with his hands bound behind his back
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This unusual effigy-jar shows a distinctive plaited hairstyle and an evidently removable
This unusual effigy-jar shows a distinctive plaited hairstyle and an evidently removable
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View of the Royal tomb 1 at the Mochica site of Sipan
View of the Royal tomb 1 at the Mochica site of Sipan
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Archaeologists at work on the excavation of the temple-tomb pyramid at Sipan
Archaeologists at work on the excavation of the temple-tomb pyramid at Sipan
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Gold lapis and turquoise monkey-head bead, Mochica, north coastal Peru, 100-600. Artist
Gold lapis and turquoise monkey-head bead, Mochica, north coastal Peru, 100-600. Artist
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A pair of perforated embossed gold half-discs, Mochica, north coastal Peru, 100-600
A pair of perforated embossed gold half-discs, Mochica, north coastal Peru, 100-600
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Mochica stirrup-spouted ceramic vessel, north coast of Peru, 100-600
Mochica stirrup-spouted ceramic vessel, north coast of Peru, 100-600
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Mochica vessel in the form of a seated prisoner with his hands bound behind his back Featured Print

Mochica vessel in the form of a seated prisoner with his hands bound behind his back

Mochica vessel in the form of a seated prisoner with his hands bound behind his back. A second rope is attached to both his neck and his penis. This may be intended as a sign of defeated strength rather than a literal depiction. Traces of white paint remain on the clay. Country of Origin: Peru. Culture: Mochica. Date/Period: 100-600 AD. Place of Origin: North coast of Peru. Material Size: Ceramic, h = 30 cms. Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ British Museum, London . Location: 08

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Mochica stirrup-spouted vessel depicting a copulating couple, north coast of Peru, 100-600
Mochica stirrup-spouted vessel depicting a copulating couple, north coast of Peru, 100-600
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Shallow Mochica ceramic bowl, Peru. Artist: Werner Forman
Shallow Mochica ceramic bowl, Peru. Artist: Werner Forman
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Stirrup-spouted Mochica ceramic portrait jar depicting a face of a nobleman, Peru, 100-600
Stirrup-spouted Mochica ceramic portrait jar depicting a face of a nobleman, Peru, 100-600
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Elaborate golden bird, Mochica, Peru, 200 BC-650 AD. Artist: Werner Forman
Elaborate golden bird, Mochica, Peru, 200 BC-650 AD. Artist: Werner Forman
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Painted design on a Mochica ceramic vessel, north coast of Peru, 100-600. Artist
Painted design on a Mochica ceramic vessel, north coast of Peru, 100-600. Artist
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Stirrup-spouted zoomorphic ceramic jar, Mochica, north coast of Peru, 100-600. Artist
Stirrup-spouted zoomorphic ceramic jar, Mochica, north coast of Peru, 100-600. Artist
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Detail of mythological scene from a late Mochica stirrup-spouted vessel, northern Peru
Detail of mythological scene from a late Mochica stirrup-spouted vessel, northern Peru
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Mochica stirrup-spouted portrait jar, north coastal Peru, 1-700. Artist: Werner Forman
Mochica stirrup-spouted portrait jar, north coastal Peru, 1-700. Artist: Werner Forman
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View of major eroded mud-brick pyramid at Mochica site of Tucume
View of major eroded mud-brick pyramid at Mochica site of Tucume
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Mochica ceramic vessel depicting an act of homosexual fellatio, north coast of Peru
Mochica ceramic vessel depicting an act of homosexual fellatio, north coast of Peru
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Mochica stirrup-spout vessel of a male figure with a jaguars head, 3rd century
Mochica stirrup-spout vessel of a male figure with a jaguars head, 3rd century
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Mochicha stirrup-spout vessel, 1st century
Mochicha stirrup-spout vessel, 1st century
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Stirrup-spouted Mochica ceramic portrait jar depicting a face of a nobleman, Peru, 100-600 Featured Print

Stirrup-spouted Mochica ceramic portrait jar depicting a face of a nobleman, Peru, 100-600

Stirrup-spouted Mochica ceramic portrait jar depicting a face of a nobleman, north coast of Peru, 100-600. The red face bands, distinctive coiffure, and elaborate headdress painted with a felinized fish, indicate a member of the elite, probably a ruler or priest. It was a functional vessel used for holding water or beer. From the Dallas Museum of Art

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Peruvian earthenware jar in the form of a squatting figure, 5th century BC
Peruvian earthenware jar in the form of a squatting figure, 5th century BC
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Mochica pottery vessel of a hook-nosed man
Mochica pottery vessel of a hook-nosed man
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Mochica stirrup-spout vessel of a fisherman
Mochica stirrup-spout vessel of a fisherman
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Mochica pottery sculpture of Viracocha
Mochica pottery sculpture of Viracocha
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Peruvian earthenware bottle in the form of a squatting figure, 5th century
Peruvian earthenware bottle in the form of a squatting figure, 5th century
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Monkey Bottle, Mochica Culture, Peru, 100-750
Monkey Bottle, Mochica Culture, Peru, 100-750
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Mochica Stirrup Spout Pot, Peru, 1-750
Mochica Stirrup Spout Pot, Peru, 1-750
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Mountain Sacrifice, Painted stirrup-spout vessel, Mochica Culture, Peru, 1-750
Mountain Sacrifice, Painted stirrup-spout vessel, Mochica Culture, Peru, 1-750
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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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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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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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Stirrup-spouted Mochica portrait jar depicting a face of a nobleman
Stirrup-spouted Mochica portrait jar depicting a face of a nobleman
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