Sculptural bottle. Early Nasca. Ceramic. 73,5 x 43,5 cm (INC-MNAAHP, C-54196).

Modeled Mythical Anthropomorphic Being

The intricate iconography of this vessel includes serpents, severed heads, and the Mythical Anthropomorphic Being, one of the principal deities of the Nasca and Paracas Necrópolis traditions. Objects similar to the diadem on its forehead, the nose ring and ear discs have also been found as metal ornaments in the funerary attire of deceased individuals, and appear as well on figures embroidered onto funerary mantles in this exhibition.