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Room 4, Vitrine 46

Peruvian Northern Highlands
Florescent Epoch (1 AD – 800 AD)
ML010883, ML013682, ML029695, ML031716

Also known as Recuay, this culture developed in the highlands and coast of north-central Peru.

Its pottery is sculptural and scenographic. In the painted designs a stylized feline dominates. Appendages emerge from the head and face of what is known as the “rampant feline” or “lunar animal”. This creature is frequently seen in the art of the Mochica culture, which was a contemporary and neighbor of the Santa on the northern coast of Peru.