These main vessels were pour-cast in a mold, and the stirrup-shaped spouts were handcrafted and attached to the main vessels. The exteriors were then decoratively finished.
Not all ancient Peruvian pottery on display at Museo Larco is functional. Some examples are entirely decorative.
There’s even an example of ancient Peruvian Corningware®:
Actually, that above image is of a display stand in the museum. In addition to pottery there are also examples of tapestry and decorative fish:
Museo Larco is home to gold artifacts as well:
Then there’s this stunning display of ancient Peruvian brain surgery:
Yes, these holes were made into the skulls of living people, people who continued to live well afterward as evidenced by the regeneration of bone material at the sites of the removals.
On Wednesday we’ll continue our tour of Museo Larco with images of the grounds, more gold artifacts, and even a very brief look at the erotic pottery collection. Did that last one get your attention? Until then, here’s one last pottery image for today: