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Moche Stirrup Vessel Depicting an Erotic Scene - PF.1883
Origin: Northern Coast of Peru
Circa: 200 AD to 600 AD
Dimensions: 6.5" (16.5cm) high
Catalogue: V5
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Style: Moche
Medium: Terracotta

Location: United States
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The most startling quality about Moche erotic art is its directness. Free from hypocrisy, with neither blush nor apology, it depicts men and women engaged in varied sexual activity. It seems to say, "This is part of life, timeless and undeniable." The progress of civilization has not changed this most essential of human pleasures. It unites all cultures and people through the ages. To revile it is to deny the very fabric of life. To accept it in the honest spirit in which it was created is to be accepting of ourselves. - (PF.1883)


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