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Sculptural ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents sexual union of a man and a woman ML004214

Moche style1 AD - 800 AD

Museo Larco

Museo Larco
Lima, Peru

This sculptural ceramic bottle represents a man and woman copulating. Both have some attributes of their hierarchy or social role. The man wears a hat with a small veil, usually worn by Moche priests. The woman has face painting, wears a necklace and bracelets, which would indicate that this is a high status woman with Moche society. (UH)

Esta botella escultórica de cerámica presenta a hombre y mujer copulando. Ambos presentan algunos atributos propios de su rango o función. El hombre usa un gorro con una pequeña mantilla, que usualmente llevan los sacerdotes Mochica. La mujer presenta pintura facial, collar y brazaletes, lo que indicaría que se trata de una mujer con un alto estatus dentro de la sociedad. (UH)

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  • Title: Sculptural ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents sexual union of a man and a woman ML004214
  • 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 unión sexual entre hombre y mujer ML004214
  • Style: Mochica
  • Place Part Of: Peru
  • Physical Dimensions: w124 x h192 x d275 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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