Moche / Figural jar / 5th century - 6th centuryMoche
Figural jar
5th century - 6th century

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Creator Nationality: South American; Pre-Columbian; Moche; Chimu
Creator Role: Artist
Creator Name-CRT: Moche
Title: Figural jar
View: front
Creation Start Date: 400
Creation End Date: 599
Creation Date: 5th century - 6th century
Creation Place: South America; Peru
Object Type: Decorative Arts and Utilitarian Objects
Classification Term: pottery
Materials and Techniques: Earthenware
Dimensions: H.8-1/4 in.
AMICA Contributor: The Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Owner Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
ID Number: 44.3.43
Credit Line: The Ethel Morrison Van Derlip Fund

The Moche lived on the north coast of Peru from about 500 to 750 A.D. They had a highly evolved social and religious structure that is celebrated in their cultural tradition of finely sculpted and painted ceramics that depict figures and scenes from everyday life.

AMICA ID: MIA_.44.3.43
Component Measured: height only
Measurement Unit: in
AMICA Library Year: 1999
Media Metadata Rights: ?The Minneapolis Institute of Arts

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