Lambayeque Sacrifice Vessel
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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Sculpture: Pre AD 1000: item # 1166941
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|An excellent Lambayeque (Sican) zoomorphic vessel from Peru, ca. 700 - 1350 AD. It is 5-1/2" long and depicts a feline (probably a puma) devouring the head of a prisoner. As the mouth of the prisoner is wide open in an eternal scream, it really represents the entire person, whose arms are shown under the head. The rope around his neck is actually executed in the form of a serpent, dragging him into the Underworld. Tiny repair to one spout tip, else in great condition, showing good mineral deposits.|