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Vase decorated with the depiction of a warrior, part of a twin set

Huari Culture7th-10th century

Mudec - Museum of Cultures

Mudec - Museum of Cultures

Many objects used in ancient Andean rituals came in pairs, which were meant to evoke an important element of indigenous systems of power: the existence of an alter ego, a double, which was a prerogative of political and religious rulers.

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  • Title: Vase decorated with the depiction of a warrior, part of a twin set
  • Creator: Huari Culture
  • Date Created: 7th-10th century
  • Physical Dimensions: h 24 cm
  • Provenance: Peru, highlands or southern coast
  • Type: Vase
  • Rights: Federico Balzarotti Collection - Museum of Cultures, Milan - PAM 1238
  • Medium: Terracotta

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