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Sculptural ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents a ceremonial building ML002892

Moche style1 AD - 800 AD

Museo Larco

Museo Larco
Lima, Peru

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This sculptural ceramic jar represents a ceremonial enclosure guarded by two men with mutilated nose and lips. The precint is completely enclosed by walls, has a central entrance and two staggered elements on it. This type of structure is linked to human sacrifice, and resembles the Recinto I de la Plaza 3c of Huaca de la Luna (Moche Valley, region of La Libertad, northern coast of Peru). (UH)

Este cántaro escultórico de cerámica representa un recinto ceremonial resguardado por dos personajes con la nariz y labios mutilados. El recinto está completamente encerrado por paredes, tiene un ingreso central, techo a dos aguas y dos elementos escalonados sobre él. Este tipo de estructuras está vinculada a los sacrificios humanos, y se asemeja al Recinto I de la Plaza 3c de la Huaca de la Luna (valle de Moche, región de La Libertad, costa norte del Perú). (UH)

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  • Title: Sculptural ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents a ceremonial building ML002892
  • Creator: Moche style
  • Date Created: 1 AD - 800 AD
  • Location Created: Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru, Peru
  • Título de la obra en español: Cántaro escultórico de cerámica que representa recinto ceremonial ML002892
  • Style: Mochica
  • Place Part Of: Peru
  • Physical Dimensions: w201 x h301 x d205 mm (Complete object)
  • More Info: Collection Database Entry - Museo Larco - Museo Larco
  • Type: Sculptural Ceramic Ceremonial Vessel
  • Rights: Museo Larco, Museo Larco
  • External Link: Museo Larco
  • Medium: Cerámica

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