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Chavin Blackware Human Effigy Vessel - K.066
Origin: Northern Coast of Peru
Circa: 900 BC to 500 BC
Dimensions: 8.875" (22.5cm) high
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Medium: Terracotta

Location: UAE
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With his proud, aquiline nose and haughty scowl, this kneeling man impresses us as a person of importance, someone used to the privileges of power. His helmet headdress with two horn-like protrusions suggests his rank as a warrior or perhaps a tribal chieftain. Since he was clearly an aristocrat in his own world, we are inclined to treat him with every mark of respect in ours. This is a superb example of early Peruvian ceramic art. - (K.066)


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