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March 02, 2004

Huacos eróticos

The sexuality of the Moche, an early Andean civilization, is documented in their frank pottery dedicated to the subject. It seems odd to run an article on the subject without showing us any of the ceramics in question. Perhaps the print edition included pictures.

Nearly 40 years ago, historian Maximo Terrazos descended narrow stairs into a tomb-like chamber where, he says, he experienced a sexual awakening of sorts.

Then a 20-year-old university student, he was escorted along with his classmates to a subterranean room marked ''Private'' in Peru's Museum of Archaeology, Anthropology and History to see huacos eróticos for the first time. Before them were explicit ceramic depictions of sexual acts crafted more than 1,500 years earlier by the Moche, a highly organized, class-based society that dominated Peru's northern coast for 800 years until about 800 A.D.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at March 2, 2004 12:57 PM

Comments

La pagina me parecio muy interesante, yo les cuento que trabajo en artesanias y estoy por trabajar con lo que es huacos eroticos yo ya tengo las fotos que estan en esta pagina.
Lo que les queria pedir es si me pueden mandar un poco de material por este medio o informar donde puedo encontrarlo.
desde ya muchas gracias.

Posted by: Hector Dario Barrozo at August 6, 2004 07:37 AM