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Moche Portrait Head Vessel - K.053
Origin: Northern Coast of Peru
Circa: 200 AD to 400 AD
Dimensions: 10.5" (26.7cm) high
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Style: Moche
Medium: Terracotta

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Location: United States
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As in the very finest Moche art. This portrait captures both the likeness of the sitter and his personality. Judging by his helmet, this proud man is most likely a warrior, a member of the Ancient Peruvian elite. The artist has rendered the man's aquiline nose, his feline eyes, and his protruding ears with forceful accuracy, evoking his haughty aristocratic attitude as well. Across the gulf of centuries, we are intimately linked to this ancient life. We understand essential things about both the sitter and his world. - (K.053)

 

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