As I mentioned in an earlier post, the Museo Larco in the Peruvian capital of Lima contains some of the best pre-Colombian art in the world. It also features a rather “special” gallery, one that is located in a separate building from the main collection. One visit there and it’s easy to see why this is.
Indians in ancient India were known to “get down and dirty” thanks to a “relatively obscure” text by the name of The Kama Sutra, and yet the Moche civilization (they came long before the better known Inca), could get down and dirty themselves, they just did so on ceramics if you can believe it. And due to unique weather conditions in Peru, these ceramic pieces are also in immaculate condition. They’re thousands of years old but look like they were just produced a decade ago.
I’m not going to lie, I chalk it up to the somewhat prudish American in me, but I felt a tad naughty taking photographs of some of the pieces. It wasn’t as if I was the only one but many of the art works were definitely on the more explicit side. The ones I’ve included below I’d deem less “risque.”
All I have to say is that if you visit the Museo Larco, definitely plan to stop in the erotic gallery, just leave any young ones outside, that is unless you’re prepared to answer a never ending round of questions.
Av Simón Bolivar 1515, Pueblo Libre 15084, Peru