Pre-Columbian Moche Huaco terracotta jar, double humanoid, Peru. Weight: 220 g = 8 oz. Height: 14.5 cm = 6 in. Diameter of the base: 2 5 in. = 63mm x 55mm; Origin: Peru, I believe this was found in the old ruins of Chan-Chan. Date: Condition: 3 chips on the edge of the top opening (biggest - 1.2 cm long), no cracks, very good condition for the age Provenance: from collector of antiquities from Canada. It was brought by his parents from S. America. Full provenance is very interesting and is available on demand.
civilization (alternatively, the Mochica culture, Early
, Pre-Chimu, Proto-Chimu, etc.) flourished in northern
with its capital near present-day
from about 100 AD to 800 AD, during the
Regional Development Epoch
. While this issue is the subject of some debate, many scholars contend that the Moche were not politically organized as a monolithic empire or state. Rather, they were likely a group of autonomous polities that shared a common elite culture, as seen in the rich
architecture that survive today.
The Moche cultural sphere is centered on several valleys on the north coast of Peru in regions
, and Nepena
and occupied 250
of desert coastline and up to 50 miles inland.
3 chips on the edge of the top opening (biggest - 1.2 cm long), no cracks, very good condition for the age.
Low Estimate: 1000;
High Estimate: 3000;