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Moche Culture Portrait Vessel, Truxillo, Peru
Moche Culture Portrait Vessel, Truxillo, Peru
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Pelike, Southern Italy
Pelike, Southern Italy
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Amphora, Southern Italy
Amphora, Southern Italy
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Moche Culture Portrait Vessel, Truxillo, Peru Featured Print

Moche Culture Portrait Vessel, Truxillo, Peru

Moche culture vessels are some of the few realistic portrayals of human faces found in the Pre-Columbian Americas. They were mass-produced, using moulds, and then altered to give each vessel a unique appearance, possibly to represent real people. This vessel is thought to be the head of a priest, wearing a headdress and earrings. These vessels are distinctive because of their stirrup spouts'. They were used for both everyday and ritual use. This one dates from 700-800AD and was found in a tomb in the coastal region of Tuxillo. Gift of Mr. G.D. Hornblower

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