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Saturday
Apr302016

Moche Culture, Pottery, and Ear Lobe Stretching before it was cool

I once had to do a report on Moche pottery which included six colored pencil illustrations, 19" × 24" on Bristol board. I drew an owl vessel, a portrait vessel, a house vessel, a vessel that depicted a sexual act, a squash vessel, and a vessel that was titled, "hallucination vessel," which meant that archeologist don't understand the symbols, but it looks like an exploded monster face. Because of the size I only had two scanned professionally, the rest are buried in a box of old drawings. The Moche inhabited the North Coast of Peru between about 200 and 850 AD. They preceded the Inca and produced many beautiful ceramics.

 

The illustrations have been heavily rotated through various design projects.

 

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