Painted bottle. Early Nasca. Ceramic. 18,4 x 14,1 cm (INC-MNAAHP, C-09923).


In this vessel we see a human-like bird with broad wings ending in pointed feathers associated with certain plant elements. The creature wears a feline-shaped nose ring and has long whiskers and a protruding pointed tongue, similar to figures found on other ceramic pieces in this exhibition. It is holding a severed human head with both hands.