The works of art displayed at the MAP, encompass a period of time dating from 1250 B.C. until 1532 A.D. All these were selected from among the collection of almost 45,000 pieces stored in the Larco Archaeological Museum in Lima. This excellent selection of samples combined with explanatory and descriptive texts in Spanish, English and french, allows visitors to adequately situate themselves within the artistic context of Ancient Peru.





MOCHICA GALLERY, Apogee Era. North coast I - 800 a. D.

The Mochica were great ceramists and the best sculptors of pre-Columbian Peru; They must have been observant and diligent because they were able to elaborate vivid representations of actions, feelings, conducts as well as an exact representation of the flora and fauna of their surroundings.

To the sculptoric ability of this people we can add their delicate pictorial work; the vessels decorated with fine lines of red and cream, designs that surprise the contemporary observer. The surface of plates, earthen bowls and bottles becomes the magical support where the artists shapes the reality of daily life and the mythological universe elaborated by this society.