Paracas Funerary Mantles: Offerings for Life – 2015
- Paracas funerary mantles: Offerings for Life
- Who Were The Paracas?
- The Wari Kayán Cemetery and Its discoverer
- What is a funerary bundle?
- Offerings for the Afterlife
- “Reading” the Images
- Severed heads, trophy heads
- Paracas textile art
- Three styles of embroidery
- A miniature outfit
- Headband: Turban I
- Headband: Turban II
- Headband: Turban III
- Turban-cloth: Two-headed serpents
- Skirt: Big-Eyed Being
- Uncu tunic with felines: Big-eyed Being
- Short poncho: Orcas
- Short poncho: Feline-Man
- Short poncho with fringes: Big-Eyed Being
- Attire of a Paracas chief
- Opening a funerary bundle from the Wari Kayán Necrópolis
- Mantles for the afterfile
- Bibliographic references
Pendants. Paracas Necrópolis. Cut and hammered; tumbaga. 5,1 - 5,8 cm (diámetro) (INC-MNAAHP, M-4169; M-4176; M-4180; M-6556; M-6557; M-6555)
Nose ring. Paracas Necrópolis. Hammered and embossed; Tumbaga. Mummy Nº 157, object Nº 173. 18,9 x 8,8 cm (INC-MNAAHP, M-2907).
Diadem. Paracas Necrópolis. Hammered and embossed; Tumbaga. Mummy Nº 157, object Nº 172. 24,5 x 8,1 cm (INC-MNAAHP, M-2841).
The bundles of high-ranking members of Paracas society sometimes have metal ear discs, nose ornaments and diadems attached to the front of the ceremonial headdress on the funerary bundle. Most of these pieces are made of a gold and copper alloy known as tumbaga. Similar items are also found adorning the heads and faces of mythical beings represented on Paracas Necrópolis textiles and Early Nasca ceramics. Some diadems have a feline face with a large, gaping mouth. Occasional nose rings are shaped like a face with two appendages emerging from the head. Miniature replicas of these objects have also been found among the folds of the funerary bundles.