Rod or “tomb indicator”. Wood. 130 x 2,4 cm (INC-MNAAHP, MO-5622).

Rod or “tomb indicator”. Wood, feathers and camelid tendon, Mummy Nº 319. 60 x 3,5 cm (INC-MNAAHP, RT-3415).

Ceremonial rods

These rods were stuck into the ground beside each funerary bundle to indicate its location. Similar objects appear as scepters and staffs in the hands of important figures represented on Paracas textiles and on ceramic vessels produced during the initial Nasca stage.