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Ceremonial vessel that represents the face of the ancestor ML100107

Lambayeque style800 AD - 1300 AD

Museo Larco

Museo Larco
Lima, Peru

This is a gold and copper alloy ceremonial vase that represents the head of an ancestor who has feline fangs and almond eyes, wears ear ornaments and a headband around the head. In the back of the vase vertical lines are portrayed, which could represent a special hairstyle or woven elements. Two diagonal bands with chevron designs meet at a circle as if they were two braids united. The position of the face is inverted in relation to the position of the vase. (UH)

Este es un vaso ceremonial de aleación oro-cobre que representa la cabeza de personaje ancestral, que tiene colmillos de felino y ojos almendrados, y usa una vincha o banda circular alrededor de la cabeza y orejeras. En la parte posterior del vaso se observan líneas verticales que podrían representar su peinado o un adorno tejido, sobre las cuales hay dos bandas diagonales con diseños de chevrones que se unen en un círculo, a manera de trenzas. La posición del rostro es inversa a la posición del vaso. (UH)

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  • Title: Ceremonial vessel that represents the face of the ancestor ML100107
  • Creator: Lambayeque style
  • Date Created: 800 AD - 1300 AD
  • Location Created: Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru, Peru
  • Título de la obra en español: Vaso de oro que representa rostro del ancestro ML100107
  • Style: Lambayeque
  • Place Part Of: Peru
  • Physical Dimensions: w170 x h212 x d170 mm (Complete object)
  • More Info: Collection Database Entry - Museo Larco - Museo Larco
  • Type: Ceremonial Vessel
  • Rights: Museo Larco, Museo Larco
  • External Link: Museo Larco
  • Medium: Oro

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