Before the conquest of the Incan civilization, other groups and tribes dotted the Andes mountain range. Much of their culture was recorded in the pottery which they used day to day. From water jugs to symbolic fertility statues, the National Museum in Lima holds an incredible collection and variety of ceramic pottery from around the Andes.
Although there are tons of ceramic objects on display, the geometric shapes on this pot and the expressiveness of the face in clay, make this one of the most memorable.
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IF YOU GO: Lima has just a few museums worthwhile, this being one of them. Don’t miss the Incan Gold Museum or some of the art galleries just off the main plaza. Being the center of the Spanish world in South America, Lima has an interesting smattering of European and native architecture, art and religion.