Portrait Head Vessel

200–550 CE
Overall: 30.5 x 28.9 x 25 cm (12 x 11 3/8 x 9 13/16 in.)
Location: 232 Andean
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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.
Portrait Head Vessel

Portrait Head Vessel

200–550 CE

Peru, North Coast, Moche style

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