University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Object Number:35636
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tiahuanaco
Provenience: Bolivia
Quiripuju
Culture Area: Andean
Date Made: 600-1000 Ad
Early Date: 600
Late Date: 600-1000 Ad
Section:American
Materials:Stone
Copper
Technique:Inscribed
Inlaid
Iconography:Snuff
Sun
Pyramid
Akapana Pyramid?
Corn
Length: 12.07 cm
Width: 6.35 cm
Credit Line:William Pepper Peruvian Expedition; Max Uhle, subscription of Phebe A. Hearst, 1897

Description

Black stone snuff tablet. Inlaid copper eyes. Inscribed sun figure, pyramid (maybe Akapana Pyramid?), corn, earth with growing crops (Pachamama - Earth Mother). Sun figure clashes with other designs. Possibly added later.


Current & Past Exhibitions:

South American Gallery (1955 - 1994) View Objects in Exhibition

Bibliography:

[Book] Dorling Kindersley Limited. 2014. History of the World in 1,000 Objects.. London. Dorling Kindersley Limited. Actual Citation : Page/Fig./Plate: Page 191 Third row, rightView Objects related to this Actual Citation

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