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Paracas Painted Mummy Mask Fragment Showing Portion of Figure Wearing Double Serpent Headdress

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Paracas Painted Mummy Mask Fragment Showing Portion of Figure Wearing Double Serpent Headdress
  • Paracas Painted Mummy Mask Fragment Showing Portion of Figure Wearing Double Serpent Headdress
  • Paracas Painted Mummy Mask Fragment Showing Portion of Figure Wearing Double Serpent Headdress
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Description: This mask fragment depicts the Oculet Being in a geometric form. It's head and body are rectilinear and the three serpents protruding from its head are also straight-edged. The serpents appear to have serrated bodies, represented by short straight lines radiating from the body. In the enter of the Oculet Being's body is a smaller figure which is often found in similar representations. The fringe at the top is different lengths of thread.

Condition Report: As found and mounted on mat.

Notes: 92006

Dimensions: H. 17 x W. 16 1/2 in. including fringe

Date: Peru, Paracas, South Coast, c. 500 - 200 BC

 
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