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.
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
Rights: Federico Balzarotti Collection - Museum of Cultures, Milan - PAM 1238