Monday, May 11, 2009

Mochica Ceramics

The great Mochica culture existed on the Northern coast of Peru between I-VI centuries. They are especially famous for their knowledge of hydraulic engineering and their amazing mastery of the art of ceramics.

http://www.visitperu.com/imagenes/artesania_10x.jpg http://wwwdelivery.superstock.com/WI/223/1566/200604/PreviewComp/SuperStock_1566-276930.jpg They are especially famous for their beautiful erotic pottery.

http://www.southamerican-products.com/data/products/images/4028_1_thumb.jpg http://www.andeantravelweb.com/images/lima/larco_mochica_woman_vessel.jpghttp://farm1.static.flickr.com/157/349248569_3b534f18f8.jpg?v=0 http://www.almendron.com/blog/wp-content/images/mochica_erotica.jpg

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_hTYtjE-2sFk/R-grn4PsgcI/AAAAAAAAAA0/m2048DecpMA/s320/F05.jpg http://www.aladecuervo.com.ar/catalogo/img/small/erotica_moche.jpg http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/332879755_4f087ece7f.jpg?v=0

2 comments:

Pagan Topologist said...

Thanks for mentioning this post in your comment today! These are nice. I bought some somewhat similar pieces in Oaxaca Mexico once in the 1990's, but have not been able to find any since. (I think the ones I bought were Mayan, but I am not sure; The woman who sold them to me was not sure, either.)

Pagan Topologist said...

I am sure that the pieces I bought were copies, of course, not rare antiques.