Cultures & Traditions


Tembladera was an ancient burial site in the Jequetepeque Valley on Peru's north coast. Ceramic stirrup-spout vessels were important funerary offerings in ancient Peru and numerous vessels of this type have been found. Tembladera style vessels may have influenced the later ceramic tradition of the Paracas culture on the south coast.

Adapted from

  • Carol Robbins, Label text [1971.19], A. H. Meadows Galleries.

  • DMA unpublished material [1969.30].