Museum Collections - Ancient Peru - Moche - Artifact #1
WHO: Moche culture
WHERE: North coast, Peru
WHEN: Early Intermediate Period/Middle Horizon, A.D. 500-700
WHAT: This Moche ceramic portrait is of a male, likely of considerable importance. We do not know who he was, but he was not a deity. He was a real person, who almost certainly lived in the Chicama, Moche, or Viru valley, sometime around A.D. 500-700.
HOW: Mould-made with cream-coloured slip on body with red slip painted details.
MUSEUM: Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art. G83.1.165
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