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Sculptural ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents a warrior ML001573

Moche style1 AD - 800 AD

Museo Larco

Museo Larco
Lima, Peru

Warrior prepared for ritual combat. His high social position is expressed by his ceremonial attire, which includes a headdress decorated with three crescent-shaped ornaments, big ear plugs, breastplate, necklace, bracelets, and backflap. He carries a shield and a war club. Because of the shape of his headdress´ adornments and the color of the piece, this warrior would be symbolically associated with the daily and solar world. (UH)

Guerrero preparado para el combate ritual. Su alta posición social se expresa en su vestimenta formada por un casco decorado con tres adornos en forma de tumi o cuchillo ceremonial, grandes orejeras, pectoral, collar, brazaletes, protector coxal. Lleva escudo cuadrangular y una maza o porra para el combate. Por los adornos en forma de tumi y el color de la pieza, este guerrero estaría simbólicamente asociado al mundo diurno y solar. (UH)

Details

  • Title: Sculptural ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents a warrior ML001573
  • 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 a un guerrero ML001573
  • Style: Mochica
  • Place Part Of: Peru
  • Physical Dimensions: w167 x h246 x d136 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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