The Moche
     

Figurative nose ornament buried in the Moche (Mochica) royal tomb at Sípan, Early Intermediate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Moche
Presented by Deanna & Danielle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Characteristics of Moche Art:
Interest in essence
Representational
Selective naturalism
Depictions concentrate on political, mythical and supernatural values
Interplay of moment and essence
Active
Narrative
Transitive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huaca del Sol, Moche, Early Intermediate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Maker's Marks
Maker's Marks
Monument constructed of 143 million bricks
 
  • Groups of brick masons with their own mark
  • More than a hundred groups
  • Served as accounting tool
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Huaca de la Luna, Moche, Early Intermediate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moche god Ai Apaec (decapitador)
Huaca de la Luna reliefs, Moche, Early Intermediate Period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warrior Bottle, Moche, 4th to 7th Century.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bird drummer ceremonial vessel, Moche,
c. 100 - 800 CE.
Spotted dog ceremonial vessel, Moche,
c. 100 - 800 CE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fox Bean Runner ceremonial vessel, Moche, c. 100 - 800 CE.
Portrait head ceremonial vessel, Moche, c. 100 - 800 CE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Woman assisted in birth ceremonial vessel, Moche, c. 100 - 800 CE.
Woman giving birth ceremonial vessel, Moche, c. 100 - 800 CE.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warrior earspool, Moche, Early Intermediate Period.
God earspool, moche, Early Intermediate Period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reconstruction of the center tomb at Sipán, Moche

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peanut Necklace
Peanut necklace, Moche, Early Intermediate Period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spider bead from spider bead necklace from tomb at Sipán, Moche, Early Intermediate Period.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Octopus frontlet, Moche, 300 - 600 CE.