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Object Number:SA3045
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Paracas
Provenience: Peru
Nazca District
Culture Area: Andean
Period: Proto-Nasca
Section:American
Materials:Ceramic
Technique:Polychrome
Iconography:Gods
Bird
Height: 13.34 cm
Outside Diameter:16.21 cm
Credit Line:Peruvian Expedition, William C. Farabee, 1923

Description

Pottery, round base and flaring sides; design of twin gods of uncertain nature. One of these flying figures wears a snake headdres, has falcon eyespots, and a trophy head on the wing. Small faces are present on the tips of the wings and tail feathers are likely "snake feathers."

Current & Past Exhibitions:

Gift of Birds: The Featherwork of Native South American Peoples (16 Nov 1991 - 28 May 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Reina, Ruben E., and Kensinger, Kenneth M. 1991. The Gift of Birds: Featherwork of Native South American Peoples.. University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: p. 4, fig. 1.10View Objects related to this Actual Citation

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