100 BC–AD 700
Earthenware with colored slips
Overall: 10.4 x 14 cm (4 1/8 x 5 1/2 in.)
James Albert Ford Memorial Fund 1946.279
Late Nasca supernatural depictions became abstract, detailed, and focused on the head. In this vessel's central register, for instance, a deity is reduced to two mask-like faces, edged by volutes and linked by tongues; the only remains of a body are the hands. The lower register carries a similar image, and the upper register has severed human heads.
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