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Central Huari

Room 3, Vitrine 30

Peruvian Central Coast
Fusion Epoch (800 AD – 1300 AD)
ML031758, ML031912, ML031916, ML031917, ML031928.

The Humaya style is the result of the coming together of the Huari and Lima styles and it inherited the orange color of Lima and the pictorial motifs of Huari.

During the Fusion Epoch, the pottery from the central coast shows the influence of Huari art without the sheen and smooth finish of that earlier culture’s work. Initially vessels were mostly brightly-colored, but gradually this colorfulness disappeared and the ceramics produced were of a lesser quality.

In these styles elements can be seen that were present in Chancay culture: the human face adopts a triangular form and the surface of the pottery is unpolished.