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Los rostros silenciosos: Los huacos retrato de la cultura Moche

by Janusz Z. Woloszyn

The portrait-vessels of the Moche culture are one of the most enigmatic categories of prehispanic Andean ceramics. They were produced mainly between the 3rd and 7th centuries A.D., in workshops located in the Santa, Virú, Moche, and Chicama valleys of coastal Peru. The marked physical and psychological individualization of the faces and the naturalist manner of representing them--something rare in contexts of societies with no writing--have intrigued scholars for more than a century. Why did Moche society create these artifacts? Are they in fact portraits, in the modern sense of the word? Who were the individuals represented? These are some of the questions this book tries to answer. In Spanish.

Published by Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (Lima), 2008. 367 pp. ISBN: 978-9972-42-861-6.

$42.00 (shipping included). Order code PU034.