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 (mō′chā, -chĕ) also Mo·chi·ca (mō-chē′kə)
n. pl. Moche or Mo·ches or Mochica or Mo·chi·cas
1. A pre-Incan civilization that flourished on the northern coast of Peru from about the first to eighth centuries ad, known especially for its pottery vessels modeled into naturalistic human and animal figures.
2. A member of a people sharing the Moche culture.
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Cuatro mascaras mochicas de oro posee el coleccionista peruano Hugo Cohen.