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Sculptural ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents snakes (left) ML010481

Cupisnique style1250 BC - 1 AD

Museo Larco

Museo Larco
Lima, Peru

This sculptural ceramic bottle represents snakes, displayed on both fronts of the art piece. These snakes have feline fangs, and appendixes flow out of their mouths. Their body is decorated with concentric circles that resemble their body spots, and which are also symbols of water. Snakes in the Andes are animals that express the animating force of the inner world or underworld. (UH)

Esta es una botella escultórica de cerámica que representa serpientes, dispuestas en ambos frentes de la pieza. Estas serpientes tienen colmillos de felino, y flujos que salen de su boca. Su cuerpo está decorado por círculos concéntricos, que se asemejan a sus manchas corporales pero que a la vez son símbolos de agua. Las serpientes en el mundo andino son animales que expresan la fuerza animadora del mundo interior o mundo subterráneo. (UH)

Details

  • Title: Sculptural ceramic ceremonial vessel that represents snakes (left) ML010481
  • Creator: Cupisnique style
  • Date Created: 1250 BC - 1 AD
  • Location Created: Trujillo, La Libertad, Peru, Peru
  • Título de la obra en español: Botella escultórica de cerámica que representa serpientes (izquierda) ML010481
  • Style: Cupisnique
  • Place Part Of: Peru
  • Physical Dimensions: w152 x h211 x d122 mm (Complete object)
  • More Info: Collection Database Entry - Museo Larco - Museo Larco
  • Type: Sculptural Ceramic Ceremonial Vessel
  • Rights: Museo Larco, Museo Larco
  • External Link: Museo Larco
  • Medium: Cerámica

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