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EARLY PRECOLUMBIAN PERUVIAN SOUTH COAST TEXTILE

EARLY PRECOLUMBIAN PERUVIAN SOUTH COAST TEXTILE


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Americas: Pre Columbian: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1404740

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Oldbailey Antiques
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This early South Coast textile incorporates a two-headed serpent motif, together with a human (or divine) being with arms raised high (sometimes referred to as "the oculate being," because of the prominent, bulging eyes.). Classic south coast imagery, most probably Nazca (Nasca). I included a photograph of a much later related image, dating to perhaps as much as one thousand years later, to show the continuity of the imagery. A comparison of this example to the later, published piece, will show how much more refined and developed the one that I have listed is when compared to the museum-illustrated example. The piece measures 15" X 2-1/4" and has been mounted on a cotton (?)back, suitable for hanging or display.
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