Themes: Clothing

Crouching figure with beard and sandals

ID no.: 40092


Title: Crouching figure with beard and sandals


Culture/Location: Moche, Peru? (poss. Huastec, Gulf Coast, Papantla Region?)


Date/Period: AD 600-1529


Material: Ceramic


Notes: According to notes from the Wellcome (30-10-1981): ‘Moche or Central American inspired’. Compare with Museé du Quai Branly no. 6713, 6714, 6725. George Lau questions authenticity since the “spiney back” is not seen in Moche art. Kevin Lane has suggested it might be a colonial piece.