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

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


Description: This Pre-Columbian 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.
Dimensions: H. 17 x W. 16 1/2 in. including fringe
Date: Peru, Paracas, South Coast, c. 500 - 200 BC
Condition Report: As found and mounted on mat.
Notes: 92006
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