Seller: tribalandvintagegallery (14) 93.8%, Location: Bartonsville, Pennsylvania, Ships to: Worldwide, Item: 201733359870 Moche Erotic Vessel, Pre Columbian Peru Dimension: 8"H x 4" x 9 " Overall Condition Good, scrapes, cracks and repairs. The piece needs more restoration, please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage. Circa 400 C.E. I can provide more pictures, just let me know. FREE SHIPPING WOLDWIDE!!! Moche, also called Mochica, Andean civilization that flourished from the 1st to the 8th century c.e. on the northern coast of what is now Peru. The name is taken from the great site of Moche, in the river valley of the same name, which appears to have been the capital or chief city of the Moche peoples. Their settlements extended along the hot, arid coast of northern Peru from the Lambayeque River valley south for more than 215 miles (350 km) to the Nepeña River valley. The Moche produced sophisticated craft goods, including mold-made pottery that is among the finest naturalistic sculpture in pre-Columbian Peru. These vessels—fine-quality water jars with characteristic stirrup spouts—bear portrait heads of individuals, animals, plants, buildings, and fantastic or demonic beings. Painted scenes on some vessels have yielded an understanding of ceremonial and everyday life in the Moche culture, including the sacrifice of prisoners-of-war and the ritual consumption of their blood. The Moche also were skilled metalworkers who in their jewelry used chemical means to electroplate gold and silver. Moche architecture featured flat-topped pyramids and platforms connected by ramps and dotted with courtyards and plazas. Condition: Overall Condition Good, the piece have scrapes, cracks and repairs. The piece needs more restoration, please look carefully at the pictures which may also reveal condition and damage.