Peruvian, 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

Peruvian, Southern Highlands, Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco)

Source

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

Identifier

1963.134

Citation

Peruvian, Southern Highlands, Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco), “Peruvian, Southern Highlands, Tiwanaku (Tiahuanaco),” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed September 26, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/15828.