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.

Imperial Era 1300 - 1532 a.D.

Through plastic manifestations it is possible to follow the evolutionary and fascinating footpath of people like the Chimú that rise as a military society capable of impressive constructions that express their artistic freedom, released from the domination of Huari, and creating complex ceramics.

Chancay development in the central coast also takes place after the independence from Huari Empire ideology. In Chancay a deliberate absence of color is also perceived; the artist focuses his attention on forms and decides on two-color paint: cream and black on top of opaque surfaces.