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Room 3, Vitrine 32

Peruvian Central Coast
Fusion Epoch (800 AD – 1300 AD)
ML010866, ML010877, ML013681, ML018891

Pachacamac, located in the Lurín Valley, was the most important ceremonial center on the central coast. Very high quality pottery from the Fusion Epoch has been found at this site.

This pottery is predominantly red, black and cream in color and was clearly influenced by Huari culture.

The most characteristic representation is that of a zoomorphic figure known as the “Pachacamac gryphon”, a fantastic animal which is a cross between an eagle and a feline, with a three-pointed crest, often represented holding a knife.