Treasures from The Rafael Larco Herrera Museum – Lima Travel Guide

The Rafael Larco Herrera Museum exhibits artifacts, jewelry and ceramics from more than 3,000 years of Perus pre-Columbian history.

The museum is housed in a 17th century colonial mansion, itself built on the remnants of an ancient pyramid that dates back to the 7th Century.

Among its gold and silver artifacts is a world renowned collection of Huacos Eróticos, graphic ceramic depictions of sexual acts from the Moche culture, which dominated Perus northern coast for 800 years until about 800 A.D.

With a quiet courtyard, a lush green lawn, and bougainvillea climbing the walls, it could be mistaken for a secluded country hacienda, even though its in the heart of one of South Americas largest and busiest cities.

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7 Treasures in this chapter:

1) Emerald and Diamond Ring 00:10
2) Antique Coin Purse 00:22
3) Antique Colombian Soup Ladel 02:52
4) Pottery Chimu Vessel 04:01
5) Ancient Chupicuaro Figure 04:22
6) Shamanistic Jaguar Head 06:13
7) Antique Colobian Table Knife 06:51