Larco Museum: Moche gold head dress

Moche gold head dress on display at Museo Larco in Lima, Peru

Moche gold head dress on display at Museo Larco in Lima, Peru

Moche gold head dress
The images shows the head dresses made from gold and alloys of gold, silver and copper portraying faces with feline characteristics. These head dresses were worn by important people in the Moche society, who believed the people who wore them possessed the supernatural powers of the felines.

The Moche culture flourished in northern Peru from 100 CE to 700CE, and wwas contemporary with the Nazca culture in the south.

Pots and artifacts related to the Moche
Moche Warrior Pot
Moche Owl God
Moche pottery depicting sacrifice
Deer hunt pottery
Moche human erotic pottery
Moche animal erotic pottery
Moche gold ear pieces
Moche sculptural nose ornaments

Related Pages
Ancient Cultures of Peru, Inca Civilization, Machu Picchu, Cusco, Lima, Peru

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