The importance of the huaco-portraits in the Mochica culture


Huaco-portraits are part of the Moche vestiges most studied by archaeologists and historians. They are also called "head-portraits" (Blanco, 2018) and would have been made for ceremonial purposes. This is justified by the shape of their necks, which open above the top of the piece and is inherent to the funerary ceremonies of this culture. [...]