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Artist/Maker: Moche (North Coast, Peru)

Date: 100-800
Medium: wood
Overall: 49 1/2 x 10 7/8 x 4 1/4 in. (125.7 x 27.6 x 10.8 cm)
Classification: Architectural Elements
Credit Line: Collection of the Lowe Art Museum, University of Miami
Object number: 65.050.083
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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