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Container with Deity Head and Winged Attendants

Container with Deity Head and Winged Attendants

600-1000

Ceramic and slip

Overall: 16.6 x 16.9 x 21.8 cm (6 9/16 x 6 5/8 x 8 9/16 in.)

Norman O. Stone and Ella A. Stone Memorial Fund 1999.2

Description

The head of the staff deity, the most important supernatural being depicted in Wari art, appears on the ends of this container, the function of which is mysterious. The sides feature two of the deity's attendants, each with a wing and N-shaped fangs drawn from the animal world. One of these creatures carries a staff, a supreme symbol of divine authority and power.

See also
Collection: 
AA - Andes
Department: 
Art of the Americas
Type of artwork: 
Ceramic

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