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Sculptural ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents a scene of sexual union between an ancestor and a woman ML004393

Moche style1 AD - 800 AD

Museo Larco

Museo Larco
Lima, Peru

This sculptural ceramic bottle depicts a scene of sexual union between an ancestor and a woman who could represent the earth. The ancestor wears an elaborate headdress and ear ornaments that indicate high status. The union happens under a roofed structure supported by four columns. Four priestesses surround the couple and hold the posts with their hands. (UH)

En esta botella escultórica de cerámica se representa una escena de unión sexual entre un ancestro y una mujer que podría representar a la tierra. El ancestro viste tocado de cabeza elaborado, y orejeras que indican su alto estatus. La unión sucede bajo una estructura techada sostenida por cuatro postes. Cuatro sacerdotisas rodean a la pareja sostienen los postes con sus manos. (UH)

Details

  • Title: Sculptural ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents a scene of sexual union between an ancestor and a woman ML004393
  • Creator: Moche style
  • Date Created: 1 AD - 800 AD
  • Location Created: Cajamarca, Peru, Peru
  • Título de la obra en español: Botella escultórica de cerámica que representa unión sexual entre ancestro y mujer (ML004393)
  • Style: Mochica
  • Place Part Of: Peru
  • Physical Dimensions: w198 x h211 x d250 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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