c. 900–600 BCE
Overall: 6 x 5.3 cm (2 3/8 x 2 1/16 in.)
Location: not on view
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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 is unclear. Both bear complex designs based on fanged heads in profile that lack lower jaws.


c. 900–600 BCE

Peru, North Coast, Cupisnique style

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