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Cultural diplomacy: Peru's Embassy in Belgium recovers pre-Hispanic pottery

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10:38 | Brussels (Belgium), May. 6.

The Peruvian Embassy in Belgium made successful efforts to recover, from an auction house in Flanders, three items belonging to the Cultural Heritage of the Nation, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has reported.

The recovered pieces have been sent back to the South American country.

They are a ceramic pitcher that belongs to the Inca culture, developed on the coast and southern highland of Peru during the Late Horizon Period (1476 AD-1532 AD).

Likewise, a ceramic bottle with a double conical spout was recovered. It belongs to the pre-Hispanic Lambayeque style, developed on the northern coast of Peru during the Late Intermediate Period (1000 AD-1476 AD).


To this set a sculptural ceramic bottle is added, which represents an ornithomorphic being (duck) and belongs to the pre-Hispanic Moche style, developed on the northern coast of Peru during the Early Intermediate Period (200 BC-600 AD).

"The Cultural Heritage of the Nation is invaluable!" the Foreign Affairs Ministry emphasized, highlighting the efforts undertaken by the Peruvian Embassy in Belgium, led by Ambassador Gonzalo Gutierrez

"The Embassy will continue working on the recovery of our cultural assets," it stressed.

Gonzalo Gutierrez is Ambassador of Peru to Belgium and Luxembourg, as well as Head of Mission to the European Union.

(END) NDP/CCH/MVB

Published: 5/6/2022
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