Overall: 6.6 x 9.3 cm (2 5/8 x 3 11/16 in.)
Purchase from the J. H. Wade Fund 1955.167
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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