South America, Peru, Southern Highlands, Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco)

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Description

Seated stone holding heads in each hand
600-1000 CE
Carved stone
10 x 4 1/4 x 6 2/4" OVERALL
Figure is possibly Tiwanaku (or Tiahuanaco) of Southern highlands Bolivia/Peru; AD&AMs figure is clenching a head in each hand illustrating the concept of duality which is an Andean attribute.

Date

600-1000 CE

Creator

South America, Peru, Southern Highlands, Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco)

Source

Gift of Mrs. MacKinley Helm in memory of Dr. MacKinley Helm

Identifier

1963.134

Citation

South America, Peru, Southern Highlands, Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco), “South America, Peru, Southern Highlands, Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco),” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed April 21, 2024, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/15828.