Moche vase, Peru

Moche vase, Peru

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Credit: PASQUALE SORRENTINO/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Moche vase. Erotic Moche sculpture in the shape of a vase. Erotic sculptures like this were usually used in fertility rites. The vase was found at a Moche archaeological site in Peru. The Moche were a pre-Hispanic people that lived in coastal river valleys in northern Peru. Their civilisation reached its height in the period from 100-700 AD.

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