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Room 4, Vitrine 44

Peruvian Northern Highlands
Florescent Epoch (1 AD – 800 AD)
ML031691, ML031692, ML031693, ML031694, ML031695, ML031696, ML031697, ML031698.

Cajamarca ceramics, from the highlands of northern Peru, are characterized by their geometric motifs and stylized zoomorphic designs. The cursive painting differs from the other pictorial styles of ancient Peru. The decoration was applied both on the interior and exterior of the piece.

The principal forms of this pottery were tripod vessels, cups with bases and plates. The predominant colors were cream and orange.