Vessel with Litter Group

Location: 232 Andean
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Litters were a mode of transportation reserved for people of high social status.


The sculptural scene atop this vessel's chamber depicts four porters who carry a dignitary in a litter, a high-status mode of transport. Reportedly found at Wari Wilka, a highland water shrine, the vessel empties via a long channel that passes through the body of the dignitary.
Vessel with Litter Group

Vessel with Litter Group


Central Andes, central highlands, reportedly Wari Wilka, Wari style, 6th-10th century

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