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Mochica Stirrup-Spouted Vessels in the Form of Seated Figures

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July 1989, Lima, Peru — Moche (Mochica) ceramic pot vessels in the form of a group of five seated Moche warriors from the La Mina site in the Jequetepeque Valley of Northern Peru. The Moche culture began about 200 B.C., lasting to about 1000 A.C. inhabiting the North Coast of Peru. The Moche artists produced the only realistic or naturalistic fine art sculpture visual art in pre-Hispanic or pre-Columbian South America. Much Mochican clay pottery survives, often painted with red and white slip. — Image by © Nathan Benn/CORBIS