c. 900-600 BC
Overall: 6 x 5.3 cm (2 3/8 x 2 1/16 in.)
John L. Severance Fund 1954.797
While Chavín held sway in the highlands, coastal artists produced many objects in non-Chavín styles. Such is the case with these small, finely-carved, stone containers, which were part of north coast ritual paraphernalia, though their specific use in unclear. Both bear complex designs based on fanged heads in profile that lack lower jaws.
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