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Chimu Molded Blackware Vase - PF.0521
Origin: Northern Peru
Circa: 900 AD to 1200 AD
Dimensions: 12" (30.5cm) high
Catalogue: V2
Collection: Pre-Columbian
Style: Chimu
Medium: Terracotta

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The Meso-American Medusa who adorns this vase has serpent locks for hair. Her magestic demeanor alone would indicate that she is a goddess; her rounded form suggests something monumental-- a mountian or perhaps the earth herself. Her expression is haughty, a little aloof; she is not a malevolent deity, but she demands respect. - (PF.0521)

 

 

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