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100 B.C. - A.D. 700
Diameter: 10 x 17.5 cm (3 15/16 x 6 7/8 in.); Overall: 9.6 cm (3 3/4 in.)
Alma Kroeger Fund 2006.157
Both of these objects feature a creature known as the "Recuay feline," although it could also refer to a fox, dog, or viscacha (a rodent). Whatever its identity, the prominent crest on its head ties it to the supernatural realm, a connection underlined by the deity head that also appears on the dipper and by the ritual function of snuff tablets, which were used to inhale hallucinogenic snuffs during religious ceremonies.
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