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Ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents an ancestor with a funerary mask inside a roofed structure (right) ML031912

Humaya style800 AD - 1300 AD

Museo Larco

Museo Larco
Lima, Peru

This is a ceramic jar representing an ancestor with a funerary mask sitting inside enclosure roof. The structure looks like a small house, with a roof and columns in which you can see a character with a face that actually corresponds to a funerary mask. This space would represent the ancestral house, or the tomb where the ancestor was buried, considered a sacred place. The piece is decorated with various geometric motifs, among which intertwined scrolls, stepped motifs and the Andean cross or chacana on top. (UH)

Este es un cántaro de cerámica que representa a ancestro con máscara funeraria dentro de recinto techado. La estructura parece una pequeña casa, con techo y columnas en la que se puede ver a un personaje, con un rostro que corresponde en realidad a una máscara funeraria. Este espacio representaría la casa del ancestro, o la tumba donde el ancestro fuera enterrado, considerada un lugar sagrado. El cuerpo de la pieza está decorado con diferentes motivos geométricos, entre los cuales destacan las volutas entrelazadas, los motivos escalonados y una especie de cruz andina o chacana en la parte superior. (UH)

Details

  • Title: Ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents an ancestor with a funerary mask inside a roofed structure (right) ML031912
  • Creator: Humaya style
  • Date Created: 800 AD - 1300 AD
  • Location Created: Lima, Peru, Peru
  • Título de la obra en español: Cántaro de cerámica que representa a ancestro con máscara funeraria dentro de recinto techado (derecha) ML031912
  • Style: Humaya
  • Place Part Of: Peru
  • Physical Dimensions: w115 x h172 x d115 mm (Complete object)
  • More Info: Collection Database Entry - Museo Larco - Museo Larco
  • Type: Ceramic Ceremonial Vessel
  • Rights: Museo Larco, Museo Larco
  • External Link: Museo Larco
  • Medium: Cerámica

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