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Mask-Like Face of A Deity

Moche, Early Intermediate Period
100-800 CE
8.5 cm x 8.3 cm x 4 cm (3 3/8 in. x 3 1/4 in. x 1 9/16 in.)

Not on view


Benson, Elizabeth P. 1972 The Mochica: A Culture of Peru. Art and Civilization of Indian America. Praeger, New York. fig. 1-4.

Boone, Elizabeth Hill (ED.) 1996 Andean Art at Dumbarton Oaks. Pre-Columbian Art at Dumbarton Oaks; No. 1. Dumbarton Oaks, Research Library and Collection, Washington, D.C. vol. 1, p. 153-4, pl. 33

Exhibition History
"The Moche of Ancient Peru: Media and Messages", Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, Cambridge, MA, 10/21/2005 -11/30/2007.

Acquisition History
Purchased from Louis Slavitz, New York (collector), by Dumbarton Oaks, 1969.

Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection, Pre-Columbian Collection, Washington, DC.

Anthropomorphic | Moche