Photograph of a Moche (Mochica) ceramic pot vessels in the form of two powerful Moche man portrait heads facing each other
Photograph of a Moche (Mochica) ceramic pot vessels in the form of two powerful Moche man portrait heads facing each other. 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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