Paracas Dish with Double-headed Serpent Painted Inside

Paracas Dish with Double-headed Serpent Painted Inside


Description: The dish is well painted with the the double-headed serpent using post fired resin pigments inside and panels in orange and red outside. It is very rare to see this sepent painted in two dimensions as most are modeled in three dimensions. The double-headed serpent is a very early motif going back to Chavin times. The symbolism is subject to many different theories.
Dimensions: Diameter 7""
Date: Peru, Paracas, Callango, Phase 8, c. 300 - 200 BC
Condition Report: Good with crack restored and some loss to the resin in places.
Notes: M9029A
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