Larco Museum
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Pre-Columbian and Erotic Art
It’s worth the knuckle-clenching cab ride to the Museo Larco just to step out into the lush foliage of the tropical oasis. The museum itself is an 18th-century colonial building that became the world’s largest collection of pre-Columbian art in 1926. Before the Incas there were the Moche, and a handful of other cultures with rich pottery, textiles, jewelry and stonework traditions. The phallic pottery in the Sala Erótica, located near Gaston Acurio’s Café del Museo, isn’t as jaw-dropping as the gold pieces in the main section of the museum, but it might make you laugh.
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