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Sculptural ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents a dog ML008085

Moche style1 AD - 800 AD

Museo Larco

Museo Larco
Lima, Peru

This sculptural ceramic bottle depicts a dog. This spotted dog is represented in several scenes of Moche art accompanying Ai Apaec, the Moche mythological hero (so named by Rafael Larco, meaning "the maker” in Muchik language). The dog is his faithful companion and travels with him through the different worlds. It is clearly a psychopomp personage. (UH)

Esta botella escultórica de cerámica representa un perro. Este perro moteado es representado en diversas escenas del arte Mochica acompañando al héroe mitológico Ai Apaec (así llamado por Rafael Larco, término que en lengua Muchik significa “el hacedor”), siendo su compañero fiel que incluso viaja con él por los diferentes mundos. Es claramente un personaje psicopompo.

Details

  • Title: Sculptural ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents a dog ML008085
  • Creator: Moche style
  • Date Created: 1 AD - 800 AD
  • Location Created: Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru, Peru
  • Título de la obra en español: Botella escultórica de cerámica que representa perro ML008085
  • Style: Mochica
  • Place Part Of: Peru
  • Physical Dimensions: w95 x h180 x d230 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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