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Fearsome Face
Photograph by Kenneth Garrett

Moche artists sculpted some of their finest works into ceramic stirrup-spout bottles, so-called because of the stirrup-shaped handle and spout. This bottle’s figure wears a headdress decorated with octopus tentacles and the head and talons of an owl. His necklace, similar to one found on the Lord of Sipán (National Geographic, October 1988), features the heads of either sea lions or wild cats.




Camera: Nikon F5
Film Type: Fujichrome 64
Lens: 105mm macro
Speed and F-Stop: 1 sec @ f/11
Weather Conditions: Indoors
Time of Day: Unrecorded
Lighting Techniques: Tungsten lights





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