Photograph of a Moche (Mochica) ceramic pot vessel in the form of fierce feline cats with shell inlaid eyes and teeth
Photograph of a Moche (Mochica) ceramic pot vessel in the form of fierce feline cats with shell inlaid eyes and teeth. The Moche culture began about 200 B.C., lasting to about 1000 A.C. inhabiting the North Coast of Peru. The Moche artists produced the only realistic or naturalistic fine art sculpture visual art in pre-Hispanic or pre-Columbian South America. Much Mochican clay pottery survives, often painted with red and white slip. Photography by Nathan Benn from a private collection in Lima, Peru in July 1989.
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