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Artist/Maker: Moche (North Coast, Peru)

Date: 100-800
Medium: wood
Overall: 79 x 10 1/8 x 4 1/8 in. (200.7 x 25.7 x 10.5 cm)
Classification: Architectural Elements
Credit Line: Gift of Beatrice Drimmer
Object number: 87.0198
DescriptionAlthough complete examples of the housing of the period have not survived, details of construction techniques can be seen in a number of the surviving ceramics of the period. The top of these "Y-shaped" roof supports were often carved forming a face with "ears" as in the case of this example.
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