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Sculptural ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents a potato ML006531

Moche style1 AD - 800 AD

Museo Larco

Museo Larco
Lima, Peru

This sculptural ceramic bottle represents the potato (Solanum tuberosum) essential tuber in the Andean diet. It is the Andean crop that symbolically represents the world below, the inner world, as it is precisely the tuberous root of the plant what is edible. (UH)

Esta botella escultórica de cerámica representa la papa (Solanum tuberosum), tubérculo esencial en la dieta andina. Es el cultivo andino que simbólicamente representa el mundo de abajo, el mundo interior, ya que precisamente la parte comestible es la raíz tuberosa de la planta. (UH)

Details

  • Title: Sculptural ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents a potato ML006531
  • 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 papa ML006531
  • Style: Mochica
  • Place Part Of: Peru
  • Physical Dimensions: w163 x h237 x d210 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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