Earthenware with colored slips
Overall: 30.5 x 28.9 x 25 cm (12 x 11 3/8 x 9 13/16 in.)
Gift of Guerdon S. Holden 1930.627
The Moche were unique in ancient Peru in creating realistic human portraits, usually in the form of ceramic vessels. This large example may represent an important captive who, like some Moche prisoner figures, wears double earrings and a hank of hair over the forehead.
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