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Southern Huari

Room 4, Vitrine 37

Ceramic and stone
Peruvian Southern Coast
Fusion Epoch (800 AD – 1300 AD)
ML018890, ML031709, ML031711, ML031733, ML040256, ML301406, ML301407, ML301408, ML301409, ML301410, ML301411, ML301412, ML301413.

The Huari culture emerged in Ayacucho, in the southern highlands of Peru. Its pottery combines sculpture with the use of color. Motifs are outlined in black. This style greatly influenced the Andean region during the Fusion Epoch.

The style from the southern coast displays a marked Huari influence. The pottery also incorporates Nasca influence in its use of the double spout and bridge handle.

Figures carved in turquoise, found at the Huari site of Pikillacta, representing members of the elite dressed in important symbols of power and status in the form of fine headdresses and tunics.