Paracas Painted Mummy Mask Fragment Showing Portion of Figure Wearing Double Serpent Headdress(38 views)
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.
Dimensions: H. 17 x W. 16 1/2 in. including fringe
Date: Peru, Paracas, South Coast, c. 500 - 200 BC