|Although roughly contemporary with the Nasca, the Moche culture (100 B.C.-700 A.D.) was located on the north coast. Max Uhle discovered its distinctive pottery style, which was named after the site at Moche. The Moche were the first Peruvian people to develop press molds and stamping, which they used to create a wide variety of realistic forms. In these effigy jars, we see a lively depiction of daily as well as mythological life; some of the heads may be portraits. Pots with fine-line painting frequently depict warriors. Displayed here is a selection from one of Uhle's complete burial groups, from the type site of Moche, dated to about 300-400 A.D.