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Pre-Columbian: Terracotta Vessel | by Samuel Merrin
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Pre-Columbian: Terracotta Vessel

Originating from the Paracas culture (Wikipedia) of the Andes in South America, this is a very large and intact double-spouted vessel. It depicts three trophy-headed deities holding spears. Said to have been found at Chucho, it is very colorful, boasting a variety of colors through resin paint.

 

View it from all angles one the Merrin Gallery's video on YouTube.

 

See a side-view and detailed description of this piece at Samuel Merrin's gallery.

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Taken on February 23, 2008